Flódni was originally a cake for Purim. The origin of this holiday is described int he Book of Esther, and it is undoubtedly the happiest holiday of Judaism. Flódni is now made year round and it’s popular with the general population of Hungary.



500g flour
300g butter or margarine (if you want to serve it after a meat dish and want to keep kosher, use the margarine)
4 eggs
100 g sugar
½ cup of wine

For the walnut filling:

250g ground walnuts, 250 g sugar, 3 tablespoons of breadcrumbs (optional), the peel of ½ of a lemon, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of white wine

For the poppy filling:

250 g ground poppy seads, 250 g sugar, 1/3-1/2 cup of raisins, the peel of ½ of a lemon, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice

Preparing the dough: Mix the ingredients well, and gently knead it till a uniform texture is achieved. Let it set for 2-4 hours. Separate into 4 portions, roll it out to four thin sheets. The first sheet should be covered in plum or apricot/peach jam (strawberry can be used if you prefer), then cover it with the next layer, that should be covered with the walnut filling, then the third sheet should be covered with the poppy filling.  You can also add a layer with apples, but I never do, because I hate the cooked apples. Except if the flódni comes from Ráhel. The top sheet of dough is brushed with eggs and bake it on low heat.

5 Responses to “Flódni”

  1. hhgygy says:

    This recipe is what we call “tréfli”: where is the apple layer from the flódni?


    • Hevel says:

      Have to be honest, never had real Jewish-bakery made flódni with the apple layer. 🙂 Which, being allergic to apples, I’m not that upset about.

  2. Macaroon says:

    Dear, yes, where is the apple layer, and where is the plum marmelade on top? That is the original one. Regards from Hungary:-)

    • Hevel @KosherKola says:

      The plum goes to the bottom only, at least in our family tradition. I think Ráhel puts it on top. And I’ll be honest, nem szeretem az almát a sütiben. 😉

  3. Macaroon says:

    :-))) I am smiling thanks for it! 🙂


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