My wife is Hungarian and the food is incredible and ingenious there. One of those tasty treats is kürtőskalács – chimney cake. It’s a sweet dough wrapped and cooked on a spit over a fire. You can find it at street fairs and festivals, but many people also make them at home. They get rolled in sugar before cooking and also after, and sometimes other things get rolled on like cinnamon or walnuts. They are delicious – especially when they’re fresh and warm. Yummy!
It’s a very simple project. I used a piece of firewood to make the spits and I turned the handles from scrap maple. I used 1/2" rebar for the skewer part. One of the handles split when putting it on. Who knew 1/2" rebar is bigger than 1/2"? Also, I want to remake the spits so they’re a couple of inches longer. But otherwise they work fine and the kürtőskalács came out great. Everyone agreed it was as good as it is in Hungary, even though I think I overcooked them a little bit.
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