Lángos is a Hungarian food specialty, usually a deep fried flat bread made of a dough with flour, yeast, salt and water. Adding additional ingredients is optional but it gives the langos recipe a special twist, like in this case where I added cheese. I love cheese and thought why not mix the two together and make a more nutritious recipe.
The langos doughnut is usually eaten fresh and warm but if you pat the oil off, I don’t see why you wouldn’t be able to serve it cold too.
Langos recipe is often seen as a dessert but I personally think by adding other ingredients like cheese, grilled vegetables or mashed potatoes would make the recipe a good snack or even a main meal, depending on the size too.
I make this langos recipe ever since I was a child, it’s that easy to make. It’s a bit of a tradition as my grandmother used to make these doughnuts quite frequently and mom took it over when granny died. Sometimes langos, free of sugar, used to replace the bread when we served some soups or sauce dishes.
- 1200 g = 42 oz flour
- 750 ml = 25 oz warm milk
- 25 g = 0.80 oz yeast
- White cheese as preferred
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 500 ml = 16 oz oil for frying
- Grate the cheese
- Mix yeast with sugar and a little warm milk and leave for 10 minutes
- Add the remaining milk and 750 g flour
- Mix well until dough is formed
- Beat well with a mixer or use a kneading machine and whisk until it forms bubbles
- Add salt and the remaining flour and knead until smooth (2-3 minutes with a mixing device, 5 minutes by hand).
- Allow to expand for 30-40 minutes in a warm place in a bowl, covered with a towel
- When volume is doubled start forming the doughnuts/langos with your hand
- Form a ball, your choice of size, then roll the doughnut and then flatten with your palm
- Add cheese on one half of the doughnut and then fold
- Place them on the table or a kitchen board and allow to expand a little more
- Heat the oil in a frying pan / skillet
- Fry on a medium small flame
- Keep a tray with napkins/thick tissues handy
- Fry each doughnut on both sides (1-2 minutes) until it becomes golden
- Remove and place on napkins/tissues.
- Sprinkle powdered sugar (optional) right after oil is absorbed
- Can be served with sour cream or Greek yogurt on top
- The cheese can be mixed with chopped dill or parsley
- Yellow cheese
- Mashed potatoes
- Grilled vegetables