Yeast-Raised Cakes

Kalács

Appears in

The Cuisine of Hungary

By George Lang

Published 1982

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The word kalács comes from the Slavic koláč, which in turn comes from kolo, meaning circle. The word is so common that probably no one ever defined it, just as nobody would ask for a definition of bread. Actually, a kalács is a cake made with a yeast dough, plain, stuffed or mixed. There are special ones for weddings, holidays and other events, made with different mi