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Budapest: Hungarian Chimney Cake Workshop

1. Budapest: Hungarian Chimney Cake Workshop

Discover how to prepare Kürtőskalács, a traditional Hungarian chimney cake, at a workshop in Budapest. Prepare one of Hungary's favorite foods which are made from sweet dough, formed into strips, and then are wrapped around a cone and rolled in sugar. After a short introduction, be guided through the entire process of preparing an authentic chimney cake. Start by making the sweet dough from scratch. Receive tips and tricks which help with the baking process. See how the sugar stuck on the cake caramelises and forms a shiny, crispy golden crust. Once the baking process is finished, cover the cake with different flavors, such as ground walnut, powdered cinnamon, chocolate sauce, or similar.  At the end of the workshop try your delicious creation, and receive a certificate of completion with your name as a memento of your experience.

Budapest: Hungarian Cooking Class

2. Budapest: Hungarian Cooking Class

Learn how to cook Hungarian dishes with the help of professional chefs at a hand-on cooking class in Budapest. Master the basics of the national cuisine during a fun and interactive lesson in a cosmopolitan studio. Hear about the ingredients traditionally used in Hungarian cooking, including the use of spices such as paprika. Try out some of the best cooking practices to treat your friends and family to a fantastic dinner in your own home.  Taste world-famous Hungarian wines and spirits, along with the best flavors of Hungarian gastronomy as you prepare three courses to enjoy a hearty lunch of your own creations.

Budapest: Hands-On Strudel Making Class

3. Budapest: Hands-On Strudel Making Class

Delight in a 2.5-hour hands-on culinary experience making traditional strudels in a small group. Delight in a hands-on culinary experience making traditional strudels. Bake 2 different strudels with your choice of filling and enjoy eating them afterward. Make your way to the local partner's private apartment in the center of Budapest. With your professional chef, discover the history of the strudel, a typical Habsburg Empire dessert whose origins can be traced to the Turkish influence in Hungary. Learn about the dessert's importance to wedding dinners in the countryside, as well as about wider Hungarian cuisine, customs, and everyday life. Then, delight in learning the local partner's mother's recipe, which makes the stretched version of the strudel. Stretch the elastic pastry by hand until it is very thin, under your chef's guidance. Fill your strudels with typical fillings — such as poppy-seed with pumpkin, sweet or salty cabbage, and sweet cottage cheese cream — and then put them in the oven to bake.  While you wait, taste some other typical Hungarian bites and enjoy some Palinka (fruit brandy), Hungarian wine, soft drinks, mineral water, tea, or coffee. When your strudels are ready, sit down and savor them together with your group. Finally, take the recipes home with you so you can recreate the strudels for your family and friends.

Budapest: Hungarian Cooking Class with a Local Chef

4. Budapest: Hungarian Cooking Class with a Local Chef

Kitchen Pixie was created to provide guests with the opportunity to taste traditional Hungarian food and drinks and learn about Hungarians in a personal setting. This unique 4-hour culinary course is held in the flat of your hosts. Hungarians have a love for cooking and eating great food. When meals are being prepared the kitchen is full of life: someone is chopping onions, someone else is preparing the meat or kneading dough. The pots are bubbling and the room is filled with talking and laughter. During your cooking class, you’ll sip delicious wine and the smell of the food will fill the entire flat. This is the atmosphere in which you’ll enjoy learning about and preparing traditional Hungarian recipes. This is also a great opportunity to learn about everyday life, customs, and Hungarian hospitality. As your private cooking lesson ends you’ll sit down to a delicious 3-course lunch.

Hungarian Cooking Class and Market Hall Tour in Budapest

5. Hungarian Cooking Class and Market Hall Tour in Budapest

Chefparade cooking school is a contemporary cosmopolitan cooking studio where you can master the basics of Hungarian cooking in a fun and interactive atmosphere. The hands-on courses give you the opportunity to cook and ask questions side-by-side with professional chefs. Learn about the basic ingredients and spices like paprika along with the best cooking practices so that you’ll be able to treat your family and friends with a fantastic Hungarian dinner in your home country. The courses run in the morning, finishing with a lunch. If you wish, you can visit the famous Great Market Hall where you can learn about the market’s history and your chef will introduce you to basic Hungarian ingredients and buy them for the class.

Budapest: Hungarian Cooking Class and Market Tour

6. Budapest: Hungarian Cooking Class and Market Tour

Learn to cook Hungary's world-famous dishes with ingredients that you can buy anywhere at a half-day gourmet food tour and cooking class in Budapest. First, shop for fresh produce in one of the traditional markets of the city center. Purchase ingredients that you can find anywhere in the world so that you can easily replicate the meal at home. Then, transfer to the kitchen for a Hungarian cooking class in a friendly workshop environment. Cook in small groups for a more intimate experience, and more hands-on help from your chef and guide. Once you have prepared some traditional dishes, such as cottage cheese dumplings, taste traditional drinks such as pálinka (fruit brandy), Hungarian wine, and home-made elderberry syrup. Get a better understanding of Hungarian cuisine from cooks who were all born and raised in Hungary. Hear about local traditions and customs first hand.

Budapest: Market Tour and Hungarian Cooking Class

7. Budapest: Market Tour and Hungarian Cooking Class

Immerse yourself in the culinary scene of Budapest and visit the central Great Market Hall to experience the everyday hustle and bustle of life in the city. Learn the history of the market and purchase all the ingredients you will need to prepare an authentic Hungarian 3-course meal. Avail of the services of hosts who are passionate about food in the comfort of a private apartment. At the end, tuck into the delicious Hungarian meal you prepared, served with drinks, including some local wine.

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 39 reviews

An extraordinary experience! We had a lot of fun making our own Baumstriezel. The lady explained everything very well and in the end we were able to take home three Baumstriezel including a certificate.

Had an absolute ball. There was a mistake online but they did everything they could to ensure I did not miss out on a great experience. Anna was a great chef Going home to practice now

Super fin oplevelse. Stor indlevelse fra læren. Hun er datter af stifterne og megen entusiasme Vi fik alle lavet nogle gode @trulloer@ som vi kalder dem. Kan varmt anbefales.

You meet inside a little chimney cake shop. The owner was so kind. We were a family of 4 and had so much fun in the class. We got to make 3 cakes each. Recommend!!

lily the host was excellent, very informative and helpful. my daughter and I had a fantastic time making chimney cakes.