Chimney Cake Festival In Vajdahunyad Castle, This Weekend

  • 8 Oct 2015 6:30 AM
Chimney Cake Festival In Vajdahunyad Castle, This Weekend
The 3rd Sekler Cake Festival, or the big Hungarian bake-off, will fill the heart of the city with the fragrance of heavenly 'Sekler cakes' once more this weekend. Chimney Cake, or in Hungarian Kürtős Kalács, is a typical Hungarian pastry, which is baked on a tapered cylindrical spit over an open fire. It originates from Transylvania. The name derives from the Hungarian words kürtő, meaning chimney or stove pipe, and kalács meaning milk-loaf.

The recipe is simple: the yeast-raised dough is wound around a wooden cylinder and its surface is heavily sprinkled with sugar, thus becoming caramelized when baked - the sweet crispy exterior is complete with its soft and smooth interior. Most popular coatings include cinnamon, walnut, cocoa and vanilla.

The Sekler cake is now an indispensable feature of local festivals and gastronomy events. Therefore apparently organisers thought it was time to organize a festival where it is a star character.

However, unlike other gastro festivals, where all different sekler cake bakers would introduce themselves, here the emphasis is on passing our knowledge onto all those who are interested, so they can learn all about the although traditional, but modern treat: its history, traditions and preparation techniques.

2015 is the third year, when we arrange the Sekler Cake Festival. Its central theme, as the name already shows is the sekler cake, which is both traditional and always renewing modern delicacies. Since the sekler cake already has a 200 years old history and because of this. It has been entered to the Hungarian National Depository and is on the threshold of the Hungaricum declaration. Moreover, this product is able to conquer the world.

The primary aim of the festival is still the promotion of the original sekler cake. The introduction of the traditional way of baking on live charcoal, thereby, cultivating the Hungarian traditions.

The 3rd the Sekler Cake Festival will keep the well-established and successful programs, but will take even greater emphasis on the children, the families. There will be many additional programs organized to them, focusing on traditional eating habits and a healthy lifestyle.

In the expanded Children's Park organisers will summon the idyllic world of the childhood, when we cooked and baked with mother or grandmother in the kitchen at home. There will be interactive games, where not only the importance of the movement will be emphasized, but also the quality time with the family. Furthermore, there will be kids entertainments, inc celebrities.

Therefore, the slogan of this year's festival: Sekler cake, children wonder, tale world…

In order to achieve this goal, organisers are significantly expanding the area of the event, increasing the number of sekler cake oven stands, profession demonstrating craftsmen will be invited as well, with more concerts for music fans, as well as larger and more diverse number of programs available for children.

As before, there will be 'do it yourself' arts and crafts. Furthermore, the Big Joint Baking, that we would like to register in the Book of Guinness Records. Organisers would like to set the simultaneously baked sekler cake time record!

Timing: 9 - 11 Oct.2015
Venue: Vajdahunyad Castle
Address: 1146 Budapest, Vajdahunyad vár,

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