Chimney cake / Kürtöskalác

I came across this recipe when I was searching for food tours in Budapest and Vienna. Wonderful cities in beautiful countries I long to explore.  I’m very happy with the way these have turned out ! They are like little coiled cinnamon buns and taste amazing . The versatility of the pastry makes it unique in which you can fill it, coat it or just eat it as is …. Endless possibilities !  It is very time consuming and requires an hour for the dough to rise. But in the end, they are marvellous !


Recipe from honest cooking 

Ingredients : 

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/4 tsp (1 packet) active dry yeast
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter + more for brushing
  • 1/2 cup of lukewarm milk
  • Extra sugar for brushing 


1/2 cup of sugar (I mixed about 2 tsp of cinnamon as well) 

  1. Add the yeast and 1/2 tsp sugar to the lukewarm milk and set aside for 10 minutes (or until foamy) 
  2. Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add the wet ingredients and stir until it forms a dough- like consistency. Knead for about 3-5 minutes.
  3. Transfer to a greased bowl and allow to rise at room temperature until doubled in size.
  4. While it rises prepare your rolling pins. (I just used my rolling pin as a guide/ to get the right shape and formed cylinders out of aluminum foil.)
  5. Grease the foiled rolling pins in butter/ coconut oil. 
  6. Preheat the oven at 375 on roast setting.
  7. Once the dough has risen, separate the dough in 4 sections. Roll out each section into long ribbons with about 1/2 inch width.
  8. Stretch the dough out on the cylinder and press down to secure it.
  9. Spread with melted butter and roll into sugar. 
  10. Place onto roasting sheet and cook for 20 minutes or until golden brown in color and make sure to rotate the cake half way through . 
  11. Remove from the oven and let cool upright. 
  12. Add more butter and sugar if you wish. 
  13. Fill it with whipped cream and fruit or eat it warm . 

   Enjoy these delicious treats ! 
~stay sweet~ 



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s