Hungarian Cake (Bolo Húngaro)

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Tamara Ferreira Schmidt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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200g butter
30g fresh yeast (2 tablets)
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup warm milk
750g wheat flour
4 eggs
150g raisins
Sugar to taste
Cinnamon powder to taste

2 cups sugar
1 cup water

1. Mix the yeast, sugar and milk, let it rest for 10 minutes.

2. In another bowl, mix butter, eggs and 3 cups of flour taken from the 750g.

3. Add this mixture to the yeast that has been resting.

4. Gradually add the rest of the flour until the dough does not stick to your hands.

5. Put a little dough ball in a water glass. When the ball rises, make the rest of the dough into balls filled with raisin.

6. Spread the balls in the remaining 50g of melted butter and in sugar and cinnamon mixed.

7. Prepare a cake pan (round with a hole in the center) by spraying with buttering and lightly flouring. Arrange the balls in it.

8. In a saucepan, make the syrup and let it boil for 5 minutes.

9. Pour half the cold syrup over the balls and bake for about 25 minutes in a preheated 180℃ oven.

10. Unmold and pour the rest of the syrup.


I learnt this recipe from my grandmother and I always helped her make the little dough balls. This recipe reminds me of her and how she was so good a cooker.
When I was a child, I kept watching the little dough ball in the water anxiously waiting for the moment to get my hands dirty :)
To eat the cake just take a little ball, don't use a knife.

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