Hungarian Flaky Scones


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Kaffeehaus: Exquisite Desserts from the Classic Cafes of Vienna, Budapest, and Prague

By Rick Rodgers

Published 2002

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Almost every subway stop in Budapest has its own bakery (and some have two or three). Piled high in the display cases are many kinds of Pogácsa—a round, flaky scone that can be enjoyed at any time of the day. Pogácsa loosely translates into pompom, a reference to their crosshatched tops. Some of them are slightly sweet, sprinkled with sesame or poppy seeds or nuts, but most of them are on the salty, savory side. You’ll also find bite-size Pogácsa made for nibbling with wine or beer.<