Chimney Cakes by the Bread Baking Babes

When the world is on lock-down one should really do something fun.

And sweet.

With lots of cinnamon and sugar.

If it takes a bit of creativity that’s even better.

Which is how we get to Hungarian Chimney Cakes.

The dough is easy to make and lovely to work with (so I’m told).

The challenge to the Babes was trying to figure out the mold.

I mean, it’s not like one could just go out and buy one. (during lock-down, I mean)

There was more than a little fretting and creativity involved.

This unusual and sweet and fun and yummy treat was the choice of Aparna, of My Diverse Kitchen and our host kitchen for this month.

In the past Chimney Cakes were special occasion or holiday food but now are more widely eaten as a popular street food.

It’s easy to understand why….

They are famous for being Hungary’s oldest pastry (the recipe, anyway). One historian dates them from the Mongol invasion in 1241.

Visit My Diverse Kitchen for more history on these delicious breads as well as the recipe and the details for being a Bread Baking Buddy this month.

Aparna’s Chimney Cakes

Kelly’s Chimney Cakes

Cathy’s Chimney Cakes

Tanna’s Chimney Cakes

Karen’s Chimney Cakes

Judy’s Chimney Cakes

Elizabeth’s Chimney Cakes

And that’s it for the Babes in the April.  Stay Safe & Healthy Everyone!

And the Babes are:

The Bread Baking Babes

A Messy Kitchen – Kelly
Bake My Day – Karen
blog from OUR kitchen – Elizabeth
Bread Experience – Cathy
Feeding My Enthusiasms – Elle
Judy’s Gross Eats – Judy
Karen’s Kitchen Stories – Karen
My Diverse Kitchen — Aparna
My Kitchen In Half Cups – Tanna
Notitie Van Lien – Lien

And me…. Thyme for Cooking – Katie

13 thoughts on “Chimney Cakes by the Bread Baking Babes”

  1. Way too fiddly for me to make under normal circumstances but great lockdown challenge ! Maybe a project for tomorrow as we just had lockdown extended to May 20 !

    • KateW, they’re actually really easy to shape – easier than regular bread. Or, rather, easier if you have soda/beer cans, foil, and parchment paper.

      Sorry to hear about your extended lockdown though. Take care – and happy chimney cake baking!

    • Wow – May 20 ! We’re still looking at May 11. Our numbers have been trending down but Spain is back up, sadly. It’s all crazy

    • Wow – May 20 ! We’re still looking at May 11. Our numbers have been trending down but Spain is back up, sadly. It’s all crazy

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