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Sweet Toast from Pag Island / Baškotin

Baškotin is a type of sweet toast and one of the oldest delicacies from the island of Pag. It proudly wears the labels: ‘Originally Croatian’ and ‘Croatian island product’. I accidentally found recipe for Baškotin in an old cookbook and immediately decided to try it. These tasty and fragrant toasts are easy to make at…

Croatian Walnut and Poppy Seed Rolls

Traditional rolls made with sweet yeast dough and walnut or poppy seeds filling are very popular holiday specialty. They are often made side by side because the production is very similar, only the ingredients of the filling are different. And there are always two kind of people in one family: those who only like Poppy…

Chard Pie Soparnik

Soparnik is Dalmatian dish and it’s traditionally baked on Good Friday. This famous Chard Pie was known as a food for the poor. It’s especially tasty when it’s baked in a fireplace. But since most of us don’t have a fireplace, here’s a recipe for Soparnik that you can make in the oven. Ingredients for…

Fried Egg Cake

An interesting and attractive Fried Egg cake – it looks exactly as the name suggests. This sweet ‘fried’ egg is made of a soft biscuit, vanilla pudding and sour cream, with apricot or peach compote. For a better impression, a Clear Cake Glaze is poured over the cake. It’s not too sweet, and it will…

Zagreb Veal Steak

The original Zagreb steak is made from veal, but you can make it with any other meat, such as turkey or pork. For this recipe, it is better that the steak is little bit bigger because the meat is filled with ham and cheese, and then folded on one side, then breaded and fried. Zagreb…

Easter Bread Pinca

Sweet bread, called Sirnica or Pinca, is traditionally baked in Croatia during Easter. There are several versions of Pinca, but this is my favorite. I used candied orange peel, but it can be combined with lemon peel and raisins. Ingredients for Easter Bread Pinca: Preparation: Serving: Before serving, sprinkle the Pinca with powdered sugar. Did…

Spring Strawberry Pots

This cute Spring Strawberry Pots will be creative addition to your lunch table and great dessert for whole family (especially children)! Ingredients for 6 Spring Strawberry Pots: 2 vanilla or chocolate pudding powders 8 dl of milk 6 silicone pots for cakes (or muffin molds) Oreo cookies (90 grams) 6 strawberries Preparation:1. Cook puddings according…

Baked pasta with eggs, bacon and mushroom sauce

This recipe is made in a collaboration with Croatian supermarket chain called Plodine and selected products from their Selection program. These delicious little bowls are a great option for a dinner for two, they are very decorative. Ingredients: Preparation:

Bucnica Croatian cheese and pumpkin strudel

Rolled pastry filled with cheese and grated pumpkin, called Bučnica, is a speciality which is still prepared in the homes of northern Croatia, Zagorje. This traditional Croatian strudel is made with thin dough, filled with a combination of grated pumpkin, salt, cottage cheese, butter and eggs. In Croatia it’s made with green pumpkin called Buča, but you can…

Fake Hungarian cake

This very popular Croatian cake is called Mađarica which literally means Hungarian cake, although it has absolutely nothing to do with Hungary. It is still unknown why this creamy cake got its name, but I can tell you that is perfect for all occasions! In the original recipe, the crusts are baked separately and you…

Buns with pork greaves

Croatian classic dish – Buns with pork greaves, or in Croatian Pogačice s čvarcima / Čvarkuše. They are very popular in Croatia, and it’s not a big problem to make it. Ingredients for Buns with pork greaves: Dough: 1/2 kg of flour 350 ml of milk 1 tbsp of softened butter 7 g of dried…

Dill sauce

Ingredients for Dill sauce few fresh dill twigs 40 g butter 40 g of flour half liter of milk Preparation: 1. Put the pot on heat, add butter and heat until it’s start melting, then put the flour on it and stir a little bit.2. Pour out the warm milk (or it can be just…

Crumble Apple Pie

Amazing pie with crumple topping and delicious apple filling. Very easy to make! Ingredients for Crumble Apple Pie Preparation of Crumble Apple Pie: 1. Grind the peeled apples in the bowl and sprinkle them with cinnamon, if it’s necessary add one spood of sugar and stir.2. Mix softened butter with sugar and add 1 egg…

Baked beans with sausage

Ingredients for “Baked beans with sausage” (for 2 persons): half an onion 2 clove of garlic 300 g of beans 2 small carrots or 1 big 1 big spoon of tomato sauce cca 250 g of semi dry sausage Preparation: 1. Put the beans in a pot and left it to soak in a water…

Cabbage in tomato sauce

Ingredients for ‘Cabbage in tomato sauce’: half an onion half a head of cabbage half liter of tomato sauce Preparation: 1. Cut the cabbage into strips, and onion into small cubes. 2. Stew it all together, on little bit of oil, until it softens. 3. Pour tomato sauce on it, and leave it on heat…

Bread with bacon

In winter, there is nothing better than the smell of fresh bread and roasted bacon – all in one! Ingredients for Bread with bacon: 600 g of flour 1 small bag of dry yeast (7 g) glass of lukewarm water (about 2.5 dcl) 2 tbsp of oil 1 teaspoon of salt and half a teaspoon…

Pork Steak ‘Turopolje’ in Champignon Sauce

Turopolje pork steak with wide noodles and mushroom sauce is a true classic in continental Croatia. In addition to its excellent taste, it can be made quickly and easily. Ingredients for Pork Steak ‘Turopolje’ in Champignon Sauce (for 2 persons): 500 g of pork leg steak 100 g of tagliatelle 500 ml of cooking cream…

Ajnpren soup with eggs

Ingredients for Ajnpren soup with eggs (for 2 persons) 4 big spoons of oil 2 big spoons of flour 2 big spoons of semolina half an onion minced red pepper 1 egg Preparation:1. Heat the oil in a pot with half and onion. Stir in the flour and semolina with wooden spoon. Continue to stir…

Hedgehog Cake

Recipe for cute Hedgehog Cake with chocolate, Ladyfingers biscuits and almonds. It’s perfect for children’s parties and birthdays! Original recipe from Croatian chlidren’s cookbook: Ingredients for Hedgehog cake 200 g of Ladyfingers biscuits 500 ml of whipping cream 200 g of chocolate 50 g of almonds (peeled, chopped like needles) 3 chocolate dragees for eyes…

Grandma’s Apple Pie

Grandma’s apple pie is a dessert whose recipe dates back to around 1900 year. It is easy to make, and what is very special about it is the meringue foam which goes on the top, because it’s not hardly bitten, only little bit. So it stays like liquid and you must pour it on the…

Healthy fruit cake with almond flour and chocolate glaze

Gluten-free products are very popular, so I decided to try new gluten-free versions of my favorite cakes. In cooperation with grana.hr, a manufacturer of gluten-free products, I made a perfectly juicy and healthy cake, and I didn’t have to give up of the favorite chocolate flavor. Chocolate glaze with 95% cocoa and hazelnut oil is…

Eingemachtes Soup

There is lots of versions of this popular soup, with German origins. Many people made it with meat, but this is the version of my grandma. My familiy always prepare Eingemachtes with only carrot, peas and homemade dumplings. Ingredients for Eingemaches: Preparation: Did you make this recipe? Share on Instagram: tag @foodcroatian

Snenokle

Ingredients for Šnenokle (for 4 persons) 4 eggs 8 tablespoons of sugar 1 liter of milk 1 vanilla sugar 2 tablespoons of flour or 1 tablespoon of cornstarch Preparation: 1. Separate egg yolks from egg whites, and beat the egg whites with mixer until you get a firm snow. At the end of the mixing,…

Cheese dumplings

Cheese dumplings are liked by even the most picky children, and they are very easy to make. Preparation takes a little bit longer because they have to stay in the fridge for at least half an hour, so that the semolina absorbs the liquid and so that the mixture is firmer. They are soft and…

Potato soup with homemade dumplings

Potato soup with homemade dumplings is a reminder of my childhood because it was one of the few dishes that I loved. I still love it, especially because it can be cooked quickly. For better taste, I add sour cream. In addition to the simplicity of this soup, the advantage are the modest groceries that…

Chocolate Crinkles

Chocolate Crinkles are a holiday treat, but I like to have them at any time of the year. There are a lot of versions of this crinkle cookies (with coconut, lemon, white chocolate …) and I an bringing you a recipe for the classic ones, with chocolate. It is better that you prepare the dough…

Fruit muffins with semolina in edible cups

If you made strudel and you have extra phyllo sheets left, make these creative and soft fruit muffins. You can make them in combination with cherries or apples, they are great in both variants. Edible cups will give them a special charm, and after baking they become perfectly crispy and blend with a soft cookie…

Strudel with cherries and semolina

Strudel with cherries and semolina is very popular in Croatia (and in our home), so I am making it very often. Although it doesn’t look like a strudel, this cake is made with classic filo pastry, but it is filled with a mixture of semolina and yoghurt. It has a special taste, and in addition…

Soft yeast rolls with sweet filling

These soft yeast rolls have a sweet filling – but WITHOUT SUGAR! I used ground almonds, but you can also use hazelnuts or walnuts, in which I mixed a little honey, maple syrup and cocoa powder. My children love them, and I let them eat as much as they want, because I know that they…

Ice Cube Cake

Ice Cube Cake with the addition of honey. Since this cake is a replica of the popular Croatian Fontana chocolates, which have a refreshing taste, in this recipe is necessary to put lemon aroma, so you can get this specific ‘ice’ refreshing aroma. So, instead of adding a lemon, I changed this recipe a little…

Marzipan Cake

Although this cake is called Marzipan, it doesn’t have any connection with real Marzipan :) This cake is very special because it contains lots of almonds, but you can also make it with walnuts or almonds. Ingredients for Marzipan Cake: Biscuit: Biscuit preparation: Use smaller cups for the measure, as for Turkish coffee. Stir in…

Little Fried Meatballs with Carrot

Fried Meatballs or how we call it Faširanci, is a popular dish in every Croatian cuisine, and they are very easy to make. Since I have little children, I am making them like little balls in which I add grated carrot. This way, children love to eat them and they also have the addition of…

Homemade Kinder MilchSchnitte

Homemade version of popular Kinder Milch Schnitte! They are much more affordable than original, and since 2 tablespoons of honey go in the cream, they are certainly much healthier. A simple biscuit with an excellent cream of sweet cream and honey is easy to make and the youngest ones are especially looking forward to it….

Orange Bundt Cake

Orange Bundt Cake is characterized by a juicy biscuit, whose aroma and appearance are complemented by decorations made of candied orange and chocolate glaze. If you do not have a suitable bundt mold, you can bake it as a simple cake. The measure used in this recipe is a ‘cup of yogurt’, but if you…

Rice in tomato sauce

Rice in tomato sauce is usually served with cooked meat, most often veal. This is the meal from my childhood and we called it ‘rice and sauce’. It was among my favorites, just like it is now for my kids. And when I don’t have cooked meat, this is one of those ‘quick’ dishes that…

Salty Bread Rolls

Homemade Salty Bread Rolls are very tasty when they are hot, straight out of the oven! They are also great the other day, but hot are just irresistible. While making the dough, you will notice that it is quite soft, but if after rising it is still too soft to shape, feel free to add…

Buchteln – sweet yeast rolls with jam

Buchteln – sweet yeast rolls with jam are perfectly soft and heavenly light. I usually fill them with apricot jam, but recently I really liked them with raspberry jam. I always add a tea spoon of grated lemon zest, which you can buy in the store or you can grate it yourself. If you grate…

Cornbread with cheese (Proja)

Cornbread with cheese (Proja) can be made in many versions. My favorite version is with low-fat cheese, it’s healthy and very tasty when it is fresh and warm, but it can also stand in the bread pan for days and will not lose its quality. Cornbread with cheese (Proja) can be used instead of bread….

Honey Pie

Recipe for traditional Honey Pie is not easy, so I wouldn’t recommend it to beginners. However, if you still decide to devote this Honey pie a little effort and time, you will be delighted with the taste of honey-flavored dough and excellent cream. This old-fashioned recipe I picked up from my grandmother’s notebook, but after…

Carrot Walnut Cake

Recipe for Carrot Walnut Cake I’ve got from my aunt in Berlin, so I suppose it has German origin. But it is so juicy and delicious that I decided to include it on the blog. I like this Cake when it was warm, but my familiy like it better after 24h in a fridge. You…

Tomato Soup

Tomato Soup is a world famous soup, and it’s originaly from Spain. It is very popular in Croatia and my favourite version of Tomato Soup is with tarana, celery sticks and basil. Ingredients for Tomato Soup: 500 ml of tomato sauce 300 ml of water onion celery and basil Preparation: Pour some oil into the…

Granatir with pasta

In Croatia, Granatir has many names: Granadir, Grenadir, Grenadir march, Granadir march, Granatir with pasta… This ultra-simple dish is made of pasta (you can use any type of pasta, like fusilli, macaroni…etc.), and cooked potatoes, stewed onions and ground red pepper. When you mix everything together you will get a very tasty dish with a…

Kvrgusa Pie

Kvrgusa Pie is Bosnian traditional dish. Due to the juicy chicken meat and the crunchy dough that surrounds it, this simple dish is very popular in Croatia as well. When you serve it with sour cream and lettuce, this bumpy chicken pie becomes a tasty and complete lunch that is loved by all generations. Ingredients…

‘Pop in tomorrow again’ cookies

The original recipe for these old-fashioned cookies is: ‘as much cream as fat, as much flour as it absorb.’ For my grandmother this was a good enough explanation, but I wrote a little more detailed recipe :) Ingredients for ‘Pop in tomorrow again cookies’: 1 cup of sour creme (180 g) 1 cup (the same…

Smarne

Smarne are similar to pancakes, but much more easier to make. You can eat Smarne with something sweet, like honey or jam, but you can also eat them in salty version, with cream cheese and lettuce salad. Ingredients for Šmarne (for 2 persons): 1 egg 2 dcl of milk 100 g of flour a pinch…

Chicken Perkelt

Ingredients for Chicken Perkelt (for 2 persons): Half a kilogram of chicken meat (drumsticks, wings, thighs…) Half an onion 1 big carrot Pasta Minced red pepper Preparation: 1. Chop onion into dices, and shred carrot on grater. 2. Stew onion and carrot on little bit of oil, with salt andminced red pepper. 3. Put chicken…

Paški baškotini

Baškotin je vrsta slatkog prepečenca i jedna od najstarijih delicija s otoka Paga, te nosi oznaku ‘Izvorno Hrvatsko’ i ‘Hrvatski otočni proizvod’. Recept za Baškotine sam slučajno pronašla u jednoj staroj kuharici i odmah ga odlučila isprobati. Ovi ukusni i mirisni prepečenci jednostavni su za kućnu izradu, a na otoku Pagu često se poslužuju uz…