Instagram photo by Stephanie of Plain Chicken, used with permission.
Traditionally, a Kürtőskalács is made from sweet, yeast dough (raised dough), of which a strip is spun and then wrapped around a truncated cone–shaped baking spit, and rolled in granulated sugar. It is baked above charcoal cinders while lubricated with melted butter, until its surface gets a golden-brown color. During the baking process the sugar stuck on kürtőskalács becomes caramel and forms shiny, crispy crust on the cake. The surface of cake can then be provided with additional toppings such as ground walnut or cinnamon powder.**
The photo above was enjoyed by my friend Stephanie while she was in Europe this summer. She and Amanda, from KevinandAmanda.com, took two awesome trips that covered several European countries.
Being that they traveled a lot, I am going to provide you some clues as to where they enjoyed the above Kürtőskalács. See if you can guess the city.
- This city was formed in 1873 by the joining of two cities that lie on opposite sides of a river.
- It is the largest city in a republic, and it is also the political, cultural, and commercial center.
- If you want to buy something, you might want to exchange your currency for some Forints.
- This city has more thermal springs than any other capital city in the world.
- It has the oldest subway-line in mainland Europe.
- The second largest synagogue is located there.
- Dishes associated with this city/country are goulash, paprika, and stuffed cabbage.
Where do you think the Kürtőskalács was enjoyed?
You can check your answer and see some of Stephanie’s pictures of their trip by clicking here.0