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: Half a dice of fresh yeast 4 eggs 100 g of…

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…

Sweet Potato Dumplings With Plums

Sweet Potato Dumplings With Plums are part of traditional Hungarian cuisine, but they are so common at Croatian tables that we can call them part of our culture. These great dumplings are made from potato dough in which are placed plums (you can also put apricots, or even jam), and then cooked and sprinkled with…

Danube Wave Cake

A popular Viennese specialty, gladly seen on Croatian tables. Danube Wave Cake is made of great combination of cherries, two coloured biscuit, vanilla cream and chocolate glaze. The recipe is a little bit demanding, but once you try it, it will be piece of cake. Original name of this dessert is Donauwelle Kuchen. Ingredients for…

Krostule

I got this Krostule recipe from a friend whose family has been living on the island of Krk for generations, and the name of her mother’s original recipe is Kroštuli. I saw on the internet that there are also recipes for crunchy Krostule that I would also like to try, but these are soft, because…

Dark Chocolate Doughnuts

It’s time for masquerades and Croatians always making doughnuts at this time of year. So I remembered this old, family recipe for Dark Chocolate Doughnuts. Dark Chocolate Doughnuts are crustily on the outside, but soft on the inside, wrapped in chocolate powder and small enough to fit in one bite. These special donuts are perfect…

Valentines Day Cake

One special white cake for Valentines Day made of almonds, white chocolate, whipping cream, berries… INGREDIENTS for Valentines Day Cake : Biscuit: 6 egg whites 100 g of sugar 1 vanilla sugar 50 g of flour 1 baking powder 100 g of ground and peeled almonds Cream: 3 egg yolks 200 g of white cooking…

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…