Chimney cake is traditionally crafted by wrapping dough around a cylinder-shaped baking spit, rolling it in sugar and roasting it over an open fire. But you can make it in the oven too.
Kürtöskalács, a delectable pastry hailing from Hungary, has captured the attention of dessert enthusiasts worldwide. Also known as chimney cake, this traditional dessert is crafted by wrapping a strip of dough around a cylinder-shaped baking spit, then rolling it in sugar and roasting it over an open fire until it achieves a golden brown hue.
Boasting a crispy exterior and a soft, fluffy interior, Kürtöskalács is often infused with cinnamon or other aromatic spices, and can be served either plain or filled with a variety of sweet or savory ingredients.
While its origins remain a subject of debate, this pastry has long been associated with Hungarian cuisine. It has also earned recognition as a sought-after street food and tourist attraction, frequently gracing the menus of bakeries and cafes, and making appearances at festivals and fairs across Europe.
While chimney cake is famous street food, it is also a common pastry made in the backyard grill. Since I don’t have a grill, I made both baked and roasted versions, both turned out be delicious.Print
Swathi ( Ambujom Saraswathy) loves to explore cuisines from all over the world, and write about the ones that she and her family enjoyed on her blog Zesty South Indian kitchen. She loves to gives an Indian touch to several of the world cuisine, and has weakness for freshly baked bread. She is also a mom to two wonderful young kids who gives a up or down vote to the food she creates.