How to bake Lángos?
One of the favourite dish of the Hungarians.
For some this is a main course for other this is a snack after lunch. If you are here in Hungary you should try it out. You have a fried flat bread and you can add toppings on it. Only your imagination can dictate the boundary. For foreigners it is a must have culinary bucket list.
But did ypu know you can bake it yourself?
-500 g flour
-30 g yeast
-2 dl milk
-2-2.5 dl water
-1 tsp. salt
-2 tbsp. oil
-1 tsp. sugar
-oil for frying
How to cook?Heat cold milk, make it lukewarm. In a mug, mix sugar with crumbled yeast, and add half of the milk. Cover, and let it rise. In the meantime combine flour and salt in a bowl, and make room for the fluids (oil, yeast, and then the rest if the milk and a small amount of lukewarm water) in the middle by making a hole in the flour. Mix it all using a wooden spoon on your hands, and slowly add more water. When the dough is smooth and no longer sticks to the bowl, cover it with a clean cloth and leave it to rest (for about an hour) until it doubles in size.
The next step is to slightly sprinkle a flat surface like a tray or a pastry board with flour, and cut out about 10 cm pieces with oily hands that you'll have to leave to rise on the tray, covered. Around 30 minutes later they are ready to be fried. Heat sunflower oil in a saucepan, stretch out each piece of doug into round shapes, and deep-fry them in both sides for about 1-1 minutes until golden brown. Place them on paper towels to drain the oil. Finally, sprinkle each piece with a pinch of salt, rub it with garlic, or douse with garlic water. Eat fresh and warm, topped with sour cream and grated cheese and so on...
references : Budapest Funzine