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Central Hungary Cooking classes

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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: Hands-On Strudel Making Class

2. 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

3. Budapest: Hungarian Cooking Class with a Local Chef

Flavors of Budapest 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, the kitchen 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. At the end of cooking, you’ll sit down to a delicious 3-course meal.

Budapest: Market Tour and Hungarian Cooking Class

4. 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.

Budapest: Street Food (Langos) Making Class & Wine Tasting

5. Budapest: Street Food (Langos) Making Class & Wine Tasting

Langos is deep-fried flat bread. It is eaten fresh and warm when it is crunchy, topped with sour cream and grated cheese, red onion or sausages or most frequently, without toppings, just brush with garlic cream. In Hungary, there is no summer or festival without Langos. Come and join us, and you understand why we say this. During this course from the beginning to the end we make together this delicious dish, and you can taste it with different toppings as well. When you fried your Langos (2 big pieces), you can enjoy them with a glass of Hungarian wine. We can give you some ideas how to make different Langos dough, how to serve it in the same way as in the restaurants. Schedule 1. arrival, introduction, welcome drink 2. make the dough & toppings 3. learn about ingredients, different versions, customs related to this food and some interesting stories 4. fry Langos 5. eating together

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 39 reviews

Absolutely loved this class! It was short but fun to do, we made 3 of the chimney cakes and ended with a recipe to make them at home and a certificate! Just note, the dough is pre-made before the class but the recipe tells you how to make it

We made a very wonderful dinner with Marti and enjoyed talking and spending time with her through the whole event. Would very much recommend this to everyone visiting Budapest

A wonderful experience for our family and definitely a highlight of our time in Budapest. Highly recommend this class for families.

Very nice experience. Doesn't take too long either. Very kind. Definitely recommended.

Lily was excellent and the class was very enjoyable.