Lángos (lon-gohsh) is a Hungarian street food that is similar to an elephant ear that you find at many local festivals and events. You can find them both sweet and savory. When I was little, we regularly went to the Hungarian picnic at a local cultural center. We always got lángos sprinkled with powdered sugar fresh from the fryer.
At Zingerman’s Bakehouse, they sell savory lángos from 11:30am through 1:30pm on Tuesdays and Saturdays. They are served at room temperature and are brushed with garlic and sour cream, topped with smoked ham, gouda cheese, and a dusting of paprika. The lángos were very tasty and actually exceeded my expectations, in fact, I’d love one right now! Since it was a bit chilly and damp out and the Bakehouse only has outdoor seating, we headed a few doors down to Zingerman’s Coffee Company. We ordered some coffee and enjoyed our lángos there.
After lunch, we headed back to the Bakehouse to buy a loaf of bread. We also split a peanut butter cosmic cake. So good! A cosmic cake is Zingerman’s take on a traditional moon pie. It’s two thin chocolate cake layers with buttercream between them and then the whole thing is dipped in dark chocolate. The peanut butter was fantastic, great flavor, but not too rich. The cakes also come in vanilla, burnt sugar, and chocolate mint. Dave thinks they should have a caramel/dulce de leche flavored one and I agree, I’d love to try the burnt sugar flavor as well.
We also stopped at the Creamery to pick-up some fresh mozzarella for our Sunday night pizza. We had wanted smoked mozzarella, but they were out. The fresh mozzarella was wonderful, creamy and flavorful. We also tried samples of the paw paw and cinnamon gelato flavors. The paw paw flavor is very unique. It’s the only native fruit to Michigan and it’s hard to transport since once the fruit it ripe, it drops to the ground. Zingerman’s gets their paw paw from a farmer in Dexter. It’s a hard flavor to describe, I thought it was like honeydew melon with little pineapple flavor. The cinnamon gelato was very good too, almost like a creamy oatmeal raisin cookie.