Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Langos, fried bread from Hungary

For H we are visiting Hungary, though i thought of making their famous kalacs, i ran out of time, but then i m definitely going to bake them in coming months. But for today i chose to make their favorite street-food, Langos, a fried bread that can be served with variety of toppings, one among them being garlic water!! seriously, would they be serving a mouth freshener along???
Wiki says, traditionally lángos was baked in the front of the brick oven close to the flames. This is the basis for its name "láng" means "flame" in the Hungarian language. Lángos was made from bread dough and was served as breakfast on the days when new bread was baked. Now that people no longer have brick ovens and do not bake bread at home, lángos is virtually always fried in oil.
There is also another variety of Langos called the Krumplis Lango/Potatoes langos, where boiled potatoes is added along with the flour and deep fried. 
I served these fried beauties with sour cream and powdered sugar. Oh they were awesome, straight out of the stove, drizzle sugar and take a bite, you would experience what i said!!! :)
Ingredients
300 gms All Purpose flour
1 tsp instant yeast
1 Cup water
1/2 tsp salt
Oil for frying
Toppings : Powdered sugar, cream cheese, sour cream, grated cheese, etc.

Method
  • Take flour, salt and yeast in a bowl. whisk well to mix.
  • Add water slowly and start kneading to make a dough.  Knead well to make a smooth dough. 
  • Keep the dough covered with a kitchen towel and let it rest for an hour or until doubled.
  • After an hour, turn the dough on to a floured surface and punch it down and divide the dough into 10 equal  portions.
  • Flour your work surface well and take one ball at a time and stretch it to a round shape using your fingers. Keep the inner side thin than the outer edge of the langos. I tried to stretch to a diameter of 5 inches. Let the made langos rest for 30 minutes.
  • Heat oil for deep-frying, when it is hot enough, slide one langos at a time, fry until it is golden brown on both the sides.
  • Serve it hot.Top it up with your choice of toppings, we loved it with powdered sugar, sour cream and cream cheese.
  • If you are serving it later, warm it up in a Microwave for 20 seconds and serve along with toppings.

   
   

10 comments:

  1. The deep frying part pulled me to skip this langos, looks fabulous Priya, this Hungarian pizza rocks.

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  2. Wow Priya you made them so beautifully look yumm

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  3. Fried breads are addictive even though they are loaded with calories. This puffed bread sounds yummy.

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  4. These beauties look like a version of bhatura. Deep fried food always taste good and irresistible.

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  5. wow langos looks super soft and tempting dear :) This hungarian bread is going to my to do list now ..

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  6. They look amazing. You did such a good job with these. I wish they were not deep fried

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  7. Those langos look amazing. So soft and fluffy.

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  8. Even I tried the langoos..and we enjoyed it..lovely bread isnt it?

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  9. These are delicous and yum. I want to try making this soon.

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