Hungarian Cooking Course - Menu E
Creamy Potato Soup with Smoked Sausage
This soup is very easy to make but it is very tasty and substantial. As paprika is used as its main spice you can even make it hot. If you add some drops of vinegar before eating it you can make it quite piquant. Without sausages ideal for vegetarians, too.
It was the favourite dish of King Mátyás (1443-1490), the favourite Hungarian king, who also has the nickname Mátyás, the Fair King. The filling is made from ground pork, rice, garlic, eggs, red paprika, pepper and salt and we fill this material into sour cabbage leaves. Stuffed cabbage is one of the most famous Hungarian dishes, which is tasted even by those tourists who do not look for kitchen specialities.
Poppy Seed Bread Pudding
This is a typical Hungarian dessert. Originally it was part of the Christmas menu and plentiful poppy seeds were supposed to bring good luck, a lot of money in the new year. As it is a very popular dessert, it is made all the year. Nowadays it is usually made from drying, water bread-rolls. The rolls are cut up into slices and vanilla sugar or real vanilla flavoured hot milk is poured on top. The bread-rolls drink up the milk and then you put the sugary poppyseed and it is immediately served or can even be shortly baked before serving.