The imported dessert that is fashionable in Miami and is available in one place

Although Miami It is considered a point where multiple cultures and varied flavors converge, until now few people have been able to enjoy a famous European dessert known as trumpet cake in Hungary, or simply created by Therefore, a entrepreneur is determined to conquer the locals with the sale of these delicacies, which when crossing the Atlantic were renamed as chimney dudees.

“Imagine combining the best of donuts, churros, ice cream, chocolate and their favorite candies. With this provocative description, Max Goldstein began posting on Facebook the announcements of the opening of his new location in the popular Dadeland Mall in Miami.

Kurtos are usually prepared with sweet ingredientsAlpha / Flickr

The history of the dessert is unclear. In fact, the kurtas They have been the cause of dispute between countries in the eastern part of Europe, such as Hungary, Romania and the Czech Republic, who claim the origin of the sandwich. “This dessert is a long time tradition”, Goldstein told in an interview for The New Herald. “Every country has a legend around them,” added the owner of Chimney Cake & Co.

Although these desserts are usually sweet, there are also variants with savory ingredients. “‘Chimney Cakes’ are baked fresh and rolled with love”, they boasted in the pFacebook page. You can also add other variants such as chocolate, raspberry, lemon, coffee, among others. The official inauguration of the place where you can try this old European dessert will be this March 18 and 19.

In the streets of cities in Hungary it is common to find stalls that prepare the ‘kurtos’ with the traditional recipeTop Budapest / Flickr

Although there are little official information about itmost reviews refer to Hungary as the country of origin of the desserts called trumpet cakealthough other older versions claim that it could be a derived from a sweet that was made in Transylvania, Romania.

Despite the disputes, representatives of both countries joined forces in 2016 to register an application in 2016 for the European Union to declare an appellation of origin for the sandwich, according to the Daily News Hungary. This action is intended to protect the product in its original concept, as is the case with some meats from Spain or champagne from France.

Older recipes call for the light dough cylinder to be cooked attached to a skewer or on a grill to expose it to direct heat. Currently, you can still find stalls on the streets of Hungary that follow the traditional methodbut in recent years, it is more common to use electric or gas ovens.

The flavor of the topping and filling is also something that each community has adjusted to their own tastes. The most popular recipe states that the dough should have a touch of cinnamon or lemon zest; however, it can also be prepared with a pinch of salt. The way kurtos are prepared and the ingredients used make some find them similar to other European pastries such as Skaline trdelník from Slovakia and the baumkuchenfrom Germany.


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