Kurtoskalacs is the oldest hungarian pastry. It translates as chimney cake. It was origionally made by wrapping the dough around the chimney pipes. I ate it for the first time in Budapest this past summer. My mother ( who is 100% hungarian) told me she used to make it as a child with her parents. I made a Kurtoskalacs maker that we could use in our fireplace and on a fire pit.
Step 1: Supplies
The supplies consist of:
4 Angle (offset) 1/16" thick 3/4" x 48" Aluminum angle rods.
1 3 1/2" x 2' dowel (doesn't have to be exact diameter. the larger the better)
2 brass or steel rods (again size doesn't matter too much)
urethane glue (or any high temperature metal wood glue)
nute and bolts ( 1/2 inch length worked for me)
drill, sawzall, hack saw
Step 2: The Dowel
Drill two holes in the center of the dowel. One on each end. The hole should at least 3 inches deep. Fill the hole with some of the glue and stick one of the metal rods in it. Take the other metal rod and bend it so it has two 90 degree angles in it. This can be seen in the picture. This will become the 'crank'.