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© 2011 Viviane Perenyi Turo Rudi

Paprika introduced me to Túró Rudi in one of my first trips to Hungary.
Useless to say that I liked it from the first bite. Whenever we were in a supermarket, I grabbed a couple of them.

It’s a very popular sweet made of quark (túró in Hungarian) coated with chocolate and shape like a stick. The taste is distinctive -to other chocolate bars- and so is the red polka dot packaging.

© 2011 Viviane Perenyi Turo Rudi Diptych

It was last week, after hosting a Hungarian dinner at home, I had quark left and thought of trying to make some.
The first batch was enough convincing. The most important is to find the right quark, as the creamy kind will not work here. After that, it’s fairly easy to do. And very quick to eat !

© 2011 Viviane Perenyi Turo Rudi

Túró Rudi (makes about 12)

350gr quark
2 heaped tbsp icing sugar
1 good pinch of vanilla powder
180gr dark chocolate for coating (there’ll be chocolate left)

Drain well quark by gently squeezing the water out through a muslin cloth.
In a bowl mix well together quark, sugar and vanilla. With a teaspoon, scoop the mixture and roll into a small ball between your palms. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
Melt chocolate in a double boiler. Dip one by one quark ball with the help of a toothpick and gently shake off the chocolate excess. Let them cool completely on baking paper. Keep refrigerated if not consumed directly.

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Effet Déclencheur


We were shaken last night. Twice. The first time at 2AM and then two hours later !
That’s so weird to wake up with a shake…
And the roar preceding the shake is for me as impressive !
The first time it happened to us here, it was the night too and I couldn’t fall asleep afterwards. In the following morning I rushed on Internet to check.
You have to learn to live with it: Wellington is right on the edge of the fault that crosses the country from South to North…


The shake was like a trigger.
I baked this pastry a while ago and it was time to share it with you. After all, you never know what will happen tomorrow and it would be a pity that you miss túrós táska !
Okay, just kidding…
Túrós táska is a Hungarian pastry filled with quark cheese [called túró in Hungarian], lemon zest and raisins.
My version is made with a laminated dough, a pâte à croissant to bring a bit of crisp, but usually it’s made with a brioche dough.
It’s supposed to stay sealed, but despite my egg yolk brush and my firm press on the edges the táska [bag] opened up. I should practice for that… At least, I’m happy that there was no spillage in the oven !


Túrós Táska Printable Recipe

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