Kürtőskalács: A Delicious Hungarian Doughy Treat

The most delicious street freshly made, warm bread you'll ever eat.
The most delicious street freshly made, warm bread you’ll ever eat. (Budapest)

In the picture above you can see a man in Budapest making Kürtőskalács (I know, I don’t even attempt to pronounce it). In spite of its unfriendly name, this bread is a heavenly sweet treat made from sugar, wheat flour, butter, milk, eggs, yeast, and salt. The yeast dough (raised dough) is made into a strip which is spun and then wrapped around a truncated cone and rolled in granulated sugar. Continue reading “Kürtőskalács: A Delicious Hungarian Doughy Treat”

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Noteworthy European Destination in Photos: Budapest, Hungary

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Budapest is not at the top of the list when people think of European destinations, but it has so much to offer: castles, caves, Danube river, opera, shopping, food… Really everything you would want in a travel destination.  Plus you’ll find that Budapest is a bargain compared to other European cities, because although Hungary is part of the European Union, it does not use the Euro as its currency, instead it uses Forint (Ft, HUF).

My expectations were definitely surpassed when I visited in 2009, and it still remains one of my favorite places in Europe to visit.

I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves: Continue reading “Noteworthy European Destination in Photos: Budapest, Hungary”