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Hungarian Cheese puffs


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Have you ever had Hungarian cheese puffs?

Oh my….this is one of my favorite traditional Hungarian food.
Here, I will share my grandma’s recipe, which has been family favorite for years. For any parties and gatherings, these cheese puffs will be exactly what you need and you won’t disappoint your guests.
The  puffs are the best if you use real yeast, but you can substitute real yeast with dry yeast.
It’s sounds like a lots of work when you read the instructions, but believe me, its all worth it!

3 cups all purpose flour
2 sticks IMPERIAL margarine
I square fresh yeast( 2oz RED STAR)
1 teaspoon sugar
½ cup milk
1 egg + 1 egg for the top
1 cup sour cream
1 tsp salt
Shredded cheese–optional

1. Preheat oven for 375 degrees.
2. Mix together margarine and flour and salt in a big bowl with your hands. Margarine should be room temperature.
3. Heat up the milk for 30 sec and add teaspoon sugar to it.
4. Add fresh yeast to milk and sugar mix and let it sit for 3 minutes until it gets foamy..
5. Add the yeast mixture to the flour mix and stir together.
6 .Add sour cream and egg and mix it well until you form a nice dough.
7.Let the dough sit and rise for about  1 hour.
8. Knead  the dough with your hand and roll it to about an inch thick circle.
9.Cut little circle shapes out of the big circle.. Place it on the baking sheet and brush it with an egg,.
10. Sprinkle with cheese and bake it until golden brown.


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  1. I lived in Diosd for a year after I graduated college, and ever since then have tried to find a good pogacsa recipe converted to American measurements!! Well, I actually came across your Instagram because of your beautiful interior designs (I love your style, and I made an arm knit blanket from your tutorial), but when I saw that your name is Aniko, I knew you were Hungarian!! So fun! And then I scoured your recipes and came across this post! Thank you! I’m letting the dough rise right now 🙂 Now if you have a recipe for a kakaos csiga or a kurtos colac…

    1. Jo Napot Kivanok!:-) I hope your cheese puffs turned out good. I was making them for New Year’s Eve too. I always make them around this time of the year.:-) I have a good kakos csiga recipe but I’ve never made a Kurtos kalacs.:-) I hope you are going to stick around and try some of my other DIYs or recipes!! Boldog Uj Evet!

  2. Hello,

    I need an appetizer to take to a party. Can these be served cold? I would like to make these in memory of my Hungarian mother.

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