Looks like due to the pandemic situation, this winter we are left without our beloved Christmas markets and all the yummy food that comes with them. But don’t you worry, we have got your back! Here is a go-to tasty and easy chimney cake aka kürtőskalács recipe.
Year after year, we are counting the days until the opening of Budapest’s lovely Christmas markets. We cannot wait to walk under the fairy lights at Vörösmarty Square or in front of the Basilica with our loved ones, while everything smells like spicy mulled wine and cinnamon chimney cakes. It is the unmistakable scent that tells us: Christmas is on its way.
Although we have to face the fact that this year’s Christmas and Advent period is not going to be the same, this by no means means that we have to cancel all the good stuff. If you also agree that the Advent period cannot pass without chimney cakes, we encourage you to try this foolproof chimney cake recipe.
The delicious treat that is popular both in Hungary and Transylvania might seem difficult to make at first sight, but the following version of the recipe brought to you by Magyarorszagom can easily be made by anyone without special baking talents or equipment. You will only need a couple of aluminium beer cans to make your whole house smell like Christmas.
For the dough
500 g plain flour
1 egg yolk
20 g fresh yeast (not instant)
3 tbsp sugar
50 g butter
220 ml milk (at a lukewarm temperature)
pinch of salt
For the coating
6 tbsp melted butter
6 tbsp sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp cocoa powder
Or anything else you fancy rolling your cakes in: chocolate shavings, coconut flakes, ground nuts, etc.
Plus, you will need some aluminium foil and aluminium beer cans (about 6).
Get yourself in the Christmas spirit and enjoy!