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     Evidently it doesn’t take very long for somebody to realize that I enjoy playing around with recipes.  Kristie invited her friend, Josh, to come to Quincy over Thanksgiving weekend.  He is a college student so I assumed he should be spoiled with food when he comes to visit.  We must have done all right because the next thing I know I was getting text messages from both Kristie and Josh about a Hungarian inspired cake.  I knew that he would be coming back over his Christmas break so I promised that I would try the recipe out for him.  I am so glad that I carried through on that promise.  I had never ever seen anything like this.  It kind of reminded me of curly fries in the way it was shaped.  At first bite, we realized that they are very much like a crispy cinnamon roll.  Next time I make them, I plan to make a vanilla icing dip to go with the special treat.

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     Okay, so we have Hungarian dessert.  It just seemed that we should try a new Hungarian entree also.  I will share what I decided to make soon!

     Now, on to dessert.  I don’t even know how to type the Hungarian word for this cake so I will just use the nickname for it.  Americans call it Chimney Cake.  We call it a yummy “twist” on cinnamon rolls.

-MiMi


Chimney Cakes
makes 4 large cakes (8 servings)
Ingredients:

1 3/4 cups all purpose four
1 pkg or 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
3 T sugar
1/8 tsp salt
1 large egg, room temperature
3 T melted butter
1/2 cup lukewarm milk
2 T melted butter
1/3 cup cinnamon sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 375 F
  2. Add the yeast, 1/2 tsp sugar to the lukewarm milk and set aside for 5 to 10 minutes until it becomes foamy.
  3. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar and salt.  To this, add the egg, milk, 3 T melted butter and yeast.  Stir the mixture until it comes together to form a dough.  Knead for about 5 minutes. The dough will be sticky.  Don’t be tempted to add any flour. Grease your hands if needed. Transfer it to a large well greased container.
  4. Let the dough rise for 60 minutes at room temperature until doubled in volume.
  5. While the dough is rising, prepare rolling pins by covering them with aluminum foil.  I used two paper rolls from the center of wrapping paper and cut them in half.  Wrap them with several layers of the foil and brush them with melted butter.
  6. After the dough rises for 60 minutes, punch it down and divide it into four equal parts.  On a well floured surface, spread one portion of dough and roll it into a circle(ish) 1/16th inch sheet.
  7. Using a pizza cutter, cut the dough into long ribbons spiraling around the circle about a half inch wide.
  8. Wrap one end of the strip around the rolling pin, tucking in the end so the dough doesn’t unwind.  Keep the dough very thin as you stretch and wind it up the rolling pin.  Roll the whole thing lightly on the counter to press it together.
  9. Brush it with the melted butter and roll in the cinnamon sugar.
  10. Place in a roasting pan and bake in a preheated oven for about 25 minutes.
  11. When the cake is done, roll it in the cinnamon sugar again. 
  12. Tap the mold on a tabletop to release the cake and set it upright to cool. 


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Unknown

Friday 12th of February 2016

That looks like a great crowd pleaser for a small party!

Carlee

Friday 12th of February 2016

They would be perfect for a small party! And something that would probably be new to most of your guests, which would make it even more fun!

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida

Monday 8th of February 2016

Hoe interesting! I've never seen anything like this, but it sounds yummy.

Carlee

Monday 8th of February 2016

It was new to us too, but I don't think it was the last time we'll be making it!

Unknown

Saturday 6th of February 2016

What a fun recipe! I'd never heard of these cakes but they sound yummy! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe with us at Share The Wealth Sunday! xoxo

Carlee

Sunday 7th of February 2016

Aren't they fun and different? Thanks for hosting!

Katie

Friday 5th of February 2016

Your baking always looks so outstanding Carlee, pinning this one - I've gotta try at Easter perhaps! Good for you for being free to experiment with your recipes - I am nuts and have to stick RIGHT to it, bad things happen when I don't! :)

Carlee

Friday 5th of February 2016

We eat a lot of good sweets, that is for sure! You could totally improvise too, you just have to go for it sometimes!

Unknown

Thursday 4th of February 2016

I love Hungarian Chimney Cakes! They had a stall that made them at the food markets when I was younger and I would ALWAYS buy one (with Nutella!) to eat while I walk around! I've always wanted to make it at home too :) Thank you for sharing this with us at #SaucySacturdays! Pinned and sharing too. Hope you join us again this week Carlee! :)

Carlee

Thursday 4th of February 2016

We were thinking we would make a cream cheese or vanilla frosting to dip them in next time, but Nutella sounds awesome too! Thank you, Dini!