I received an email from a Duquesne Hunky Blog reader that is requesting some information about a particular cookie that he husband remembers from his youth in Duquesne. The cookie is a mezekalac and from the research I have done, is basically a Hungarian version of gingerbread.
If anyone can help Linda out, please add your recipe as a comment to this post. I have found a Youtube video, featuring a Hungarian Rachael Rae, that illustrates how to make the cookie, but unfortunately its in Hungarian and I’m lost at the first word!
Time to pull out the ol’ cookbooks and recipe cards to help a friend out and perhaps expose a whole new group of us this this tasty delight!
My guy, my significant other, grew up in Duquesne–he’s 64 years old, and has talked about cookies they would buy at Easter time at the orthodox church they attended and how those cookies would disappear immediately with 3 boys in the family. He has referred to them as ” mezekalacs”. I have rustled up a couple ” mezekalacs” recipes on the internet and they are spice cookies. He says these are nothing close to the ” light and airy” cookies he remembers from his childhood.
I’m trying ever so hard to locate the recipe. Does this sound familiar to you at all or do you know anyone I could contact? I’d love to be able to surprise him with just the right thing.
Thank you much,