Túrógombóc Recipe: Indulge in the Delightful Hungarian Cottage Cheese Dumplings

Dish recipes: Túrógombóc
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Túrógombóc, or Hungarian Cottage Cheese Dumplings, are a delightful and comforting dessert that holds a special place in Hungarian cuisine. These tender dumplings are made from a mixture of creamy túró (cottage cheese), eggs, flour, and a hint of sweetness, boiled until soft and served with a coating of sweet breadcrumbs and a dollop of sour cream. Whether enjoyed as a satisfying treat after a hearty meal or as a sweet indulgence on its own, Túrógombóc is sure to delight your taste buds and warm your soul.


For the Dumplings:

2 cups túró (Hungarian cottage cheese)

2 eggs

1/4 cup semolina flour

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons granulated sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Pinch of salt

For the Coating:

1 cup breadcrumbs

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

2 tablespoons granulated sugar

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)


In a mixing bowl, combine the túró, eggs, semolina flour, all-purpose flour, sugar, vanilla extract, and salt. Mix until well combined and a dough forms. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, then reduce the heat to a gentle simmer. With damp hands, shape the dough into small balls, about 1 inch in diameter. Carefully drop the dumplings into the simmering water and cook for about 10-12 minutes, or until they float to the surface. While the dumplings are cooking, prepare the coating. In a skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the breadcrumbs and toast until golden brown, stirring frequently. Stir in the sugar and ground cinnamon, if using. Remove the cooked dumplings from the water using a slotted spoon and roll them in the sweet breadcrumbs until coated.


Serve the warm Túrógombóc immediately, drizzled with a generous spoonful of sour cream. Enjoy these delightful Hungarian cottage cheese dumplings as a comforting dessert or sweet snack.

Túrógombóc is a beloved Hungarian dessert that combines the creamy richness of túró with the comforting warmth of sweet breadcrumbs. Whether enjoyed on special occasions or as a sweet treat any time of day, these delightful dumplings are sure to bring joy to your table.