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This tubular Transylvanian treat is now an everyday offering throughout Hungary

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Kürtőskalács

A Pastry Easier to Wrap Your Tongue Around Physically than Verbally

You might hurt your tongue if you try to pronouce the name of Hungary's most famous pastry ("koortos-ka-LACH"), but your taste buds will certainly love this conical, baked-dough treat originally from Transylvania (a Magyar territory now part of Romania). Once limited to special occasions, kürtőskalács became popular at carnivals and are now sold more widely on the streets and in shops, usually for around 3 euros. Sweet toppings are often added for variety - such as vanilla sugar, chocolate sprinkles, coconut, cinammon, almonds, walnuts and more. They're big, as well as filling, so two people can easily share!



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