Hungary has this cheese called Turos that the Hungarians are in love with. Most often you see it in Turorudi – a refrigerated chocolate covered candy that you can buy almost anywhere. You can also get it in pastries (it’s really good) and apparently you can buy it at the store because I found some yesterday and I bought it. It’s kind of like cottage cheese, but not as regular in shape and without the runny stuff between the curds I guess. It tastes a little like cottage cheese, but not really. It’s pretty hard to explain, really. But I bought a bag of it yesterday and then had to figure out what to do with it. We ate a little bit on bread and it was pretty good that way, but sometime last night it hit me – muffins! It would be good in muffins!
So, this morning I got up and mixed up some muffins, mixed a little sugar in with some of the turos and then spread it on top of the batter before baking the muffins. Unfortunately, I have no muffin tins here. So I make muffin cakes in a 9×9 glass pan. It works really well, actually, and that’s the form my turomuffins took today. I was really hoping that the batter would rise up around the turos and make the turos more of a filling type thing, but it ended up more of a topping. It was pretty good anyway, but I think next time I’ll put a little more sugar in the turos. So are you all so proud of me? I came up with my own experimental muffin recipe with a cultural ingredient! I feel like such a foodie.