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Aug 26, 2019

Hungarian cakes receive worldwide recognition

CNN's prestigious ‘50 of the world’s best desserts’ list includes a long-favored, household classic, the Kifli, alongside the Eszterházy Torta and the Rigó Jancsi.

Three Hungarian cakes have made it onto CNN's prestigious ‘50 of the world’s best desserts’ list.

The list includes a long-favored, household classic, the Kifli, alongside the Eszterházy Torta and the Rigó Jancsi.

An extremely popular concoction to be served at gatherings and smaller events, the Kifli is a favorite among home bakers and beyond. A no-nonsense, simple bake made by spreading a generous portion of apricot or plum jam across long sheets of puff pastry, before being rolled up into the classic, twisted, horn-like shape.

The Eszterházy Torta and the Rigó Jancsi pose a much more difficult challenge to the average dessert fiend. The Torta is a Hungarian spin on the traditional French Opera cake, comprising of five to six razor-thin slices of sponge covered with a walnut and cream mixture and decorated with a standard, black-and-white, web-like pattern.

In comparison, the Rigó Jancsi comprises of just four layers. A fluffy, airy chocolate cake is covered with a dense, rich chocolate mousse, and decorated with a smooth fondant for a mirror-like glaze.

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