Thursday, October 20, 2011

Kurtos Kalacs @ Chimney Cake

Now what is Kurtos Kalacs? Kurtos Kalacs is actually a traditional Hungarian pastry which also called as Chimney Cake. It is originated from Transylvania. Just like those coffee cake which the bread topping covered with loads of sweet frosting, so it is called a cake eventhough it is a bread. I first learned about this pastry just a week ago from a Taiwan TV commercial. They have introduced this lovely bread or cake. I then quickly google about it. Getting really excited! You may refer here for more info as well.



See, how I prepared my own pins! Wrap both sides of the wooden pin with foil to prevent from heating. Then cover the centre with greaseproof paper, so that the cakes can be removed easily. Below is a 9" baking tray with clips on both sides to fix the position. Yeasted dough is then used to wrap around the wooden pin, next cover dough with loads of sugar. Finally, barbecue the dough till the crust turned crispy brown. After that, coat the crust with desire nuts, scented powder or coconut.
Ingredients :
500gm bread flour
200ml warm milk
3 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp yeast
2 eggs, beaten
5 tbsp corn oil
1/3 tspn salt

Method :
(1) combine milk, sugar & yeast in a bowl and leave aside for 5 mins or till bubbling.
(2) in another big bowl, combine flour and salt then mix well.
(3) make a hole in the centre, add in oil, eggs and milk mixture.
(4) stir to combine then knead by hand till smooth. Do not add in extra flour if the dough is sticky, add in a few drops of oil if needed.
(5) then set aside to rest for about an hour or till double in size.
(6) once it's ready, place dough onto working table (please do not use extra flour on the working table). Knead dough till smooth and divide into 6 portion.
(7) roll each into a string then roll it to the prepared rolling pin.
(8) then slightly roll to press the dough & coat with sugar.
(9) finally, bake at preheated oven 190-200'C. Roll the pin gradually so that the colour of the crust is balance. Brush the crust with some honey when half way thru.
(10) once the baking is done, coat the crust with desire additional flavour.



FINALLY.......! So this is how it is actually taste like. It is also best to spread on some nutella or peanut butter to the inner ring of the cake. Really tasty. I made about one kilo of flour (12 rings) and everything gone by the next day.

Hope you guys will love this too.
(bread, cake, hungarian cuisine, snack)

48 comments:

  1. Whoa! I have never seen anything like this in my life!

    Amaaazing!

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  2. What an interesting springy bread, it looks familiar like I've seen it somewhere.. looking at your photo at midnight makes me tummy growl.. wish i could have this for breakfast!

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  3. Oh My God. i'm simply drooling here. Wonderful presentation.

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  4. Oh my gosh! This is new to me and it looks like a fantastic treat! Need to try it soon.

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  5. I LOVE this!! What a great cake - so unusual and beautiful.

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  6. Such a great idea! It looks so delicious and fun!

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  7. WOW!!! I know I'll love this!!! Crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside...it's just how i like it!

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  8. That is a marvelous treat which I'd love to taste! Really original.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  9. That is cute...hahaha Kristy you really very geng leh :) Kudos to you..chimney cake or rather it looks that those bracelet those olden days, women wears around their neck to have their neck make longer for beauty purposes :) Looks great and I bet it must be tasty too.

    Have a nice day,
    Elin

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  10. This is VERY impressive! I can't believe that you came out with this cooking idea! You are a genius!

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  11. The recipe itself is just a basic bread recipe but the idea of roll into rolling pin is very impressive! and look beautiful!

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  12. WoW!
    Cantik...menarik..tertarik...:D

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  13. Delicious! What a fun thing to serve! I bet everyone was impressed!

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  14. Wow, you're amazing Kristy, plentiful of ideas! Thumbs up!

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  15. Wow ... what is this? It looks very delicious.

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  16. Wow! So much work! But must be worth it since it's gone so quick! Look very good too! I like the photos!

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  17. 这个太特别了!!!
    我喜欢它的造型:)

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  18. Oh wow Kristy, this is so special! I admit I always learn something new when I visit your blog! You are always so good in coming up new and delicious dishes that are not seen in other blogs. If there's an award for innovation and creativity, I'll hand it to you my friend. :) you know I was imagining myself eating the spiral cake non stop from tip to tip, lol!

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  19. wow, wow!! this is really brilliant to work with your rolling pins for these rolls! do they taste like donut? i know i 've said this many times , you're a really fantastic baker, kristy!!

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  20. Kristy, wow this looks extremely delicious. Thanks for sharing. Have a lovely evening.

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  21. hello kristy, what a good.
    delicious and special preparation for this, I'd like to try!
    a hug and good day.

    Betty

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  22. I know this wouldn't last very long at my house either! I would love this, and want a bite right now! :) You are so MacGyver-like here rigging up your rolling pins like that!
    Have a wonderful evening! Put you feet up, I know you deserve that!

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  23. This fascinates me. I've never seen this before and you've made me very curious. I hope all is well. Things are great here. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  24. O-M-Gut! These are beautiful, seriously, it look so enticing! Thx for the recipe Kristy!

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  25. Your photography skill is getting better each time I drop by. Your food is making me drool, Lol!

    Kristy, I'd submitted my Creepy Halloween Pumpkin Treats for a Recipe Challenge. I'd appreciate a minute of your time to hop over to VOTE for my entry. Voting closes 24 Oct 2011. I thank you for your votes & appreciate your kind gesture!

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  26. Hi kristy!!, wow very creative making that cake, looks delicious too, have a nice week end

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  27. How cute this looks! Love the ring shape.

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  28. This is really special way of making these cake!! Like the idea of using the rolling pins to create the shape of the ring cake! Your cake looks tempting!

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  29. Stunning!!
    We love to eat it, but I've never tried to make it at home.
    I know it's delicious!!

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  30. This look REALLY GOOD!!

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  31. How do you BBQ the dough? Do you put it in the BBQ pit and cover it?

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  32. Edith : No I did not bbq my dough. I grilled them in my oven. haha.... The original method is to bbq the dough but it's too troublesome. I don't purposely just go & set up a bbq fire stand for this.lol! :o) Using oven is easier to handle.

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  33. These Chimney Cakes look wonderful - and what a great tutorial on how to make them! Thank you for sharing another wonderful recipe with Let's Do Brunch.

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  34. This is spectacular and I am featuring it at Bake with Bizzy. Thanks for constantly inspiring me.

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  35. My kids and I love nutella so much. I'd really love to try it on this one:-)

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  36. What a great method to having a go at making Kurtos..... For those who are looking to produce more, maybe as a business to sell to the public, check out my web site: www.kurtos-kalacs.com Have a great day!

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  37. I have found a very similar recipe and some additional info on this pastry here: http://zsobig.hubpages.com/hub/Kurtoskalacs-aka-Chimney-Cake
    I hope you like it!

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  38. Kurtoskalacs or Chimney cake is a much loved European food... My recipe is slightly different as I don't add eggs. I fell in love with the product so much, that I now have my own business making and selling kurtoskalacs ovens, accessories and Kurtos Kalacs EASY mix. We ship all over the world and have helped many people establish their own businesses... www.kurtos-kalacs.com

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  39. Your Kürtős kalács look great, like the originals. I just love them, especially topped with ground walnuts or cinnamon. I use to eat one of them daily when I go for Holidays to Romania (Transylvania), no matter how many calories they have. Now that I see your fabulous chimney cakes I cannot wait to go there again.

    Have a nice day!

    Andrea

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  40. Hi Kristy
    I would like to ask your permission to use your recipe for our July challenge. Thk you

    Widya
    http://klubberanibaking101.blogspot.com/

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  41. Hi there Widya, nice meeting you. You're always welcome to use my Kurtos kalacs recipe in your baking challenge. You're now have my permission. Thank you very much for stopping by. Wishing you all good luck & have fun ladies.
    Blessings, Kristy

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  42. Hi, you have a very nice and useful blog or space. We also love Kurtos kalacs. We live in Madrid, Spain. Please, visit us in our blog (Kurtos kalacs España) and write your comments: http://draculascookies.blogspot.com.es/

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    Best Regards.

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  43. This is street food in Romania. One can smell it from far away and is drawn to where the vendor is baking and selling them immediately. Although I had them before, I never baked them. Thank you for posting the recipe.

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  44. Hi anonymous, thank you so much stopping by my humble little space. Hope you will love this. Happy Baking !
    Blessings, Kristy

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