Lamberg-castle, Museum

artefact of the month - July

Kvircedli mold

The purpose of the „Art object of the month” series is to present every month an outstanding art object, which can be seen in the exhibitions of Mór Memorial Museum and Art Exhibition at Lamberg Castle.

Mór, inhabited by Swabians stands out from the other settlements inhabited by similar nationalities, because several gastronomic specialities can be found here. For example different types of wines, cakes and food. (Ezerjó, kvircedli, katzenpracl, nuss-stangl…).

Kvircedli has a sponge cake texture, which is consumed dipped in wine from Mór. They use a rectangular wood mold to make the cookies. On these molds, the decorative elements are tightly related to the swabian traditions: grapes, rosemary, flowers, roses, fish, rabbits, church or even family monograms.

Kvircedli is made especially to special events like Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Carnival, Martin’s Day baptisms and weddings. Probably the German population who came to Hungary in the 18th century from Germany and Austria brought them. They preserved the recipe and gave to the next generation. As a result, it is available in our days in several versions, but the basic concept is the same.

Source: Mária Kocsis Vargáné

Recipe from Mariska Jánosné Rácz


6 whole eggs

2 egg-yolk

1 pouch of hartshorn salt (ammonium carbonate)

600 g granulated sugar

grated lemon zest of 1 lemon

900 g flour