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Transilvania Cake

I happened suddenly upon a new snack today while walking through the Wednesday Market in search of a carving pumpkin. I didn’t find a pumpkin but I did pick up one of these weird looking, but tasty cakes. No, they’re not Dutch.

My cake being cooked right before my eyes.

Transilvania Cakes (or maybe Kozonak if Google is correct), is a mildly sweet dough cut into strips, wrapped around wooden dowels and grilled until browned. Then it is brushed with honey and rolled in sugar (or coconut).  Yum!

Unfortunately my hands were full eating this funny looking dessert, so I didn’t get a good picture of it. Instead, here is a video of some cakes being made (not in Maastricht):

6 Responses to “Transilvania Cake”

  1. Invader_Stu says:

    I can’t help it. When you say Transilvania Cakes all my strange imagination can think about is a cake that wont come out in the day light and eats the person trying to eat it.

  2. Amanda says:

    I have the same reaction. Maybe I should try it with raspberry jelly. ;)

  3. Invader_Stu says:

    or with garlic. It might not taste nice but it will be safe.

  4. Amanda says:

    Just don’t try and eat it at night when they’re the most active.

  5. Judy says:

    Safer than doner, perhaps? Or is it shoarma? (f*ckton of meat cooked on a vertical spit(

  6. becks says:

    Ok so this is actually a Hungarian specialty called Kürtös Kalacs (you can google it)
    and it is

    I cannot believe you can get it here! The only places I’ve seen it so far are in Hungary and in Northern Serbia (which is partially hungarian)
    Where did you find this? I want some, too!!