HUNGARY – Kalács

DSC_8136I knew this would be a good one after a quick read of the description, the method and after taking a look at some photos. Kalács is similar to the Jewish bread challah, or a French brioche.

  • Recipe chosen for kalács
  • Cooking method: Oven


  • Faithfulness to recipe: Exact
  • Met expectations? Yes. It was described as a brioche and it tasted that way.
  • Would cook again? Yes, and possibly experiment with different braiding and mini rolls.
  • The taste test rated on a score of 5: 5. This was a crowd pleaser. I’m not sure how the bread holds up for the second day of eating as it was gone in a day. My daughter playmate also gave it a good review: very tasty!



  • 400 ml (1 and ¾ cups) lukewarm milk
  • 4.2 g (1/2 teaspoon) granulated sugar (to rise the yeast)
  • 10g instant yeast
  • 60 g (~1/2 cup) butter, melted
  • 650 g all-purpose wheat flour, sifted
  • 1 organic egg +1 for the egg wash
  • 46.2 g (11 teaspoon) granulated sugar
  • 1.05 g (1/4 teaspoon) salt


The recipe I chose is well written, so best to refer directly there. You do need to allow time for needing and proofing, and make sure you have a large baking sheet. My bread barely fit in mine, as you can see below from the photos of the bulging bread and the marks from the tart tin. I need to go shopping for more bakeware…. 🙂


2 thoughts on “HUNGARY – Kalács

    1. Hi Faye, thank you for your interest and comment. I’m not on facebook or twitter; I’m just a very casual baker who cooks and blogs when I get the chance. Any updates will be posted here on this blog, which can be followed. I’ll have to try one of your recipes one of these days! Thanks again.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s