Whose hungry for Hungarian tart?

I was always mesmorised with the makings of an Hungarian tart. Especially the grated dough over the top. It looked so complicated.

But it is actually really really simple and so fun to make.

The many jams one can use in the filling just gives this tart soo many delicious combinations and tastes.



  • 125g x margarine.
  • 2 x tbsp. cooking oil.
  • 1 x beaten egg.
  • 2 x tsp baking powder.
  • 2 x tbsp. castor sugar.
  • ½ x tsp vanilla essence.
  • 2 x cups sifted cake flour.
  • Jam for spreading.


  • Cream the butter and sugar together, until light and fluffy.
  • Add the cooking oil and vanilla essence and mix well.
  • Add the beaten egg and mix well.
  • Add the sifted cake flour and baking powder.
  • Mix well till everything starts to come together and resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Turn out onto a floured surface and knead till a smooth dough ball is formed.
  • Divide the ball in two.
  • Spread one half of the dough evenly along the base of a lightly greased dish. The dough must cover the entire bottom of the dish.
  • Take a fork and poke the dough at various places as many times as you like.
  • Spread your jam over the dough. You can heat the jam a little if it is too stiff for you to spread.
  • Take the second piece of dough and grate it over the jam layer.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for 30 minutes, or until the grated dough layer is slightly brown.
  • Remove from the oven and sprinkle immediately with icing sugar.
  • Cut into squares or any shape you like.
  • Sit back, put your feet up and enjoy with a cup of coffee.


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