Kurtosh Darling Square

Treat yourself to a kürtőskalács — the traditional Hungarian pastry better known as a chimney cake.
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Published on February 12, 2020
Updated on November 11, 2020


As one of four Kürtősh locations dotted around Sydney (with another in Wollongong and two in Melbourne), this Darling Square eatery represents yet another opportunity for you to satiate yearnings for traditional European sweets.

The enticing treats at Kurtosh are sold by weight, which is bliss for indecisive types who can't resist a slither of everything. Start with a savoury bureka, filled with potato and mushroom, ricotta and feta or sweet potato, rosemary and thyme. Then, sample some slices of the slab cakes. Flavours include espresso, almond and chocolate roulade, strawberry and pistachio sponge, and lime and ginger meringue. Kürtőskalács, the titular treat, is a chimney-shaped cake made of brioche-like ribbons of pastry, finely coiled and caressed with a luscious coating. The traditional cinnamon and sugar is reminiscent of an old-school doughnut, but you can opt for pistachio, Nutella or caramelised hazelnut for a next-level treat.

Images: Madeline Milani


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