I have decided I’m going to try going completely sugar free for January, to reset my taste buds and get sugar out of my system. I think cold turkey is the way to go. Full disclosure: I am binging now. My weakness? Kürtős Kalács (or Chimney Cake). This delicious cake originated in Transylvania (in present day Romania) and is very popular in Hungary.
They have them in Budapest at public transit stops and the Christmas Fair, so there have been plenty of opportunities to gorge on hot, sweet, fresh from the coals goodness.
Handy Hubby can’t pronounce it, so he calls it a “steaming tube of goodness”. He is so passionate about it, he just asked me if I want to grab people wandering around with their steaming tube and shake them, yelling “eat it now while it’s hot, don’t waste the goodness!”. Yup, he likes ’em.
|At the Christmas Fair|
To make the real deal, you need some equipment (a wooden cylinder and open fire/hot coals), but I found a super simple version of the recipe so you don’t have to light a fire or travel anywhere to get addicted. You can see the full recipe with instructions here, on the Pencil Kitchen, contributed by Diana (the cheekiest monkey of all), who happens to be a Budapest Blogger! Yum (although I recommend paper towel rolls trimmed to size, because toilet paper rolls give me the heebie jeebies).