Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Vargabéles - Hungarian sweet noodle cake with curd cheese

This is one of the Hungarian specialities, a  very common cake here. I don't know, whether You know this cake or not. Do You? :)
I learnt the recipe during my cooking lessons in the University. I made it many times since then, too. :)

  • 4 eggs
  • 200 g granulated sugar
  • 125 g margarine
  • pinch of salt
  • 750 g curd cheese
  • 7 dl milk
  • 500 g pasta (angel hair )
  • 2 tbsp vanilla sugar
  • 3 tbsp sour cream
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • (cinnamon - optional)
  • a package strudel pastry
  • icing sugar 


1. Put the milk on the stove to heat.
2. Break the eggs, separate the egg whites.
3. Add a pinch of salt to the egg whites and mix it to get a foam.

4. Add the margarine and the sugar to the yolks, mix them, too. Then mix it with the vanilla sugar, and the sour cream, too.

5. Cook the pasta in the milk, you should stir it, while you cook it.
6. Mix the milky pasta to the pastry, then add the curd cheese to it, and a little lemon juice, and cinnamon if you like. Blend them.

7. Pour the foam to the pastry, and mix them carefully.
8. Oil 2 loaf tins with oil or margarine.
9. Put carefully strudel pastries into the tins.

10. Fill them with the curd cheesy-pasta pastry.

11. Cover them with the strudel pastries.

12. Bake them in the oven for an hour, 150' C. 

13. When they are ready, cool them for 10 minutes, then you can serve them. You can pour icing sugar on the top, and jam as a supplement. :)

/The pictures are from my Hungarian website , that's why there is 'Habcsók' on every photoes, but yesterday I baked it again, and it looked like this. Delicious, again. :D/

Bon appetite!
xoxo: Hajni


  1. I never had anything like this. Can't wait to try and taste it. Bookmarking the recipe. Thanks for Stopping by Scratching Canvas and sharing such a worthy recipe.

  2. Ok, so the pasta cooks in the long?
    Do I add both the milk AND the pasta?
    You said to "add the milky pasta".....all of it, the milk and the pasta?

    1. Previously You heat up, or boil the milk. Then You cook the pasta in it, as long as it gets soft . (like when You cook pasta for soops, just this time, You cook it in milk) Then it should be a gooey milky pasta, and yes, You add them together to the cottage cheese, and the rest. :)