Hungarian varga beles (noodle cake)



    I`m half Hungarian from my mother`s side and that explains the fact that I know and I post many Hungarian recipes. This one, varga beles also known by some as noodle cake, is a sweet combination. I`m not sure if we can say it`s a cake, it`s a combination of cake and food. The basic idea is that it`s very tasty and yummy.


The ingredients you need are:                      
- 1 kg of fresh white cheese
- 800 gr noodles of ribbon pasta
- 8 eggs
- 200 gr raisins
- 8 spoons flour
- 400 gr sugar
- juice of 1 lemon
- a spoon of vanilla sugar

   First boil the noodles in salted water, as you usually boil the noodles or pasta. Then, beat the eggs just like you beat them for scrambled eggs. Then mingle well with all the ingredients, including the noodles (after they`re boiled and cooled). 
  Put the composition in a tray. Use some baking paper so the cake doesn`t stick to the bottom of the tray. Put it in the oven for about 20-30 minutes on medium temperature. 



   I really like this recipe because it can be prepared easily, and it gives us a quick dinner. Sometimes, I pack the leftovers to work. You can also eat them cold. They still taste amazing.
If you`re not a raisin fan, you can make Varga beles or noodle cake without them. Also, you can add other dried fruits. 

   What do you think? Have you tried something like this before? Would you give it a try? Let me know in the comments. And also, don't forget to pin and share!





    

22 comments :

  1. This reminds me of rice pudding a little. So hard to explain but so delicious!!

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  2. These cakes sound like they'd make a great dessert! I will keep these in mind for the next time I am hosting an event.

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  3. This sounds yummy, I might have to give your recipe a try. Thanks for sharing

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  4. That sounds so interesting. I think I'm going to give it a try just to satisfy my curiosity.

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  5. It has cheese in it so it has my attention. This sounds like a delicious cake.

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  6. This recipe looks so delicious! I don't think I have ever had Hungarian food before, but I am totally going to try this for sure!

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  7. This sounds so delicious - comfort food upgraded! I love the raisins and lemon in this dish. I want to try to make it!!

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  8. I'll have to try this. I've never heard of noodle cake before. I don't think it's done a lot in America. But I'm always eager to try new things.

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  9. Wow! I've never had that before but I love new foods and I really wanna try it now!

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  10. I haven't tried a noodle cake yet so I am curious how this one would taste. Based on your recipe it is not that hard to prepare so I might give it a try. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Wow, this Hungarian varga beles (noodle cake) looks really delicious and looks so easy to make I will def try to make this on this coming weekend.

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  12. This looks interesting! It resembles to a rice or bread pudding. I might give this a try, and see how this works for as a dinner. :)

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  13. I have never had anything like this and so it is interesting to see the recipe and to know different things that people are eating and enjoying around the globe.

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  14. This is the first time I am ever hearing of this cake but interesting to hear about other foods that people are eating around the globe. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. I had never heard of a noodle cake nor have i ever had hungarian food. looks delicious!

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  16. As a Travel Planner and Experience Maker who specializes in experiential river cruisetours, one of my favorites are those along the majestic Danube River. Ports of call on these itineraries almost always include Budapest, Hungary. Market tours and cooking lessons with a local chef is a popular shore excursion among foodie travelers with a taste for authentic adventures.

    Rather, just like language, music, or any other aspect of culture, food can reveal so much about the country from which it originates. This is why, more often than not, one of the first questions we ask someone who has returned from a trip is, “How was the food?”

    The food of Hungary can be considered a melting pot of the continent, with a culinary base formed from its own, original Magyar cuisine. The Magyar are a ethnic group native to Hungary who share a common culture, history and speak the Hungarian language. There are an estimated 13.1–14.7 million ethnic Hungarians and their descendants worldwide, of whom 8.5–9.8 million live in Hungary.

    Hungarian cuisine was influenced by Austrian cuisine under the Austro-Hungarian Empire; dishes and methods of food preparation have often been borrowed from Austrian cuisine, and vice versa. During that period, considerable numbers of Saxons (a German ethnic group), Armenians, Italians, Jews, Poles, Czechs and Slovaks settled in Hungary, also contributing the different new dishes. Some cakes and sweets in Hungary show a strong German-Austrian influence. All told, modern Hungarian cuisine is a synthesis of ancient Uralic components mixed with West Slavic, Balkan, Austrian and Germanic.

    Traditional Hungarian dishes are primarily based on meats, seasonal vegetables, fruits, dairy products and cheeses. Bread is perhaps the most important and basic part of the Hungarian diet. Paprika, a quintessential spice and pepper is often associated with Hungary and is used prominently in a handful of dishes. Typical Hungarian food is heavy on dairy, cheese and meats. Chicken, pork and beef are very common, while turkey, duck, lamb, fish and game meats are also eaten but not as frequently. Hungary is also famous for the high quality salamis and sausages it produces primarily from pork, but also poultry and beef.

    The Hungarian sweet noodle cake, or vargabéles, was invented by a Klausenburg innkeeper named Varga. It is one of the Hungarian specialities, a very common cake. It is definitely worth trying, either during a visit to Hungary or even in your own.

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  17. What a unique combination. Would never think to make a cake from noodles. It sounds very delicious!

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  18. Wow these adds variety to the kitchen menu. I would love to try them.

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  19. I tried it today , and my husband is like who taught you these :D This is a great recipe

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  20. Delish! I would totally try these.

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  21. This looks yummy! What a unique combination. I will try this soon

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  22. Love to try new dishes in each n everyday. The way you explained this dish, seems very simple and doable. Going to try this very soon.

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