Kürtös Kalács or Kürtőskalács originates from Transylvania, which was part of Hungary for several periods in history, and the name originates from the Hungarian word kürtő, that means stovepipe. It is a yeast-raised pastry that is sold at street corners in Hungary.
It is flavored with sweet spices and nuts. The most common being cinnamon, almonds, walnuts and sugar, they are cooked using skewers and they sprinkle sugar on the pastry and let it caramelize over open fire.
On my short trip to Budapest I also had one of these delicious kürtös kalács while we had a walk on the Chain Bridge that is closed for cars on weekends. Therefore there are many vendors on the bridge selling Hungarian handmade specialties and you can listen to street musicians.
Among the anecdotes relating to the bridge, the most popular is that the lions were sculpted without tongues and the sculptor was mocked so much that he jumped into the Danube in shame.