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 home, and on the island of Pag they are often served with white coffee.


If you want to try the original Baškotin, you will have to visit the island of Pag, because this delicacy is produced only in the Benedictine monastery of St. Margarita in Pag, since the 16th century.

Ingredients for Baškotin:

  • 500 g all purpose flour
  • 100 g of sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1.5 dl of milk
  • 0.5 dl of olive oil
  • 1 small bag of dry yeast (7 grams)
  • 1 vanilla bourbon sugar (10 grams)
  • 1 tablespoon of grated orange peel
  • 1 tablespoon of grated lemon peel
  • a pinch of salt


  1. Mix all the ingredients in a deep plastic bowl and beat with an electric mixer (use dough hooks).
  2. Cover the dough with a transparent foil and leave it for about 2 hours at room temperature to rise.
  3. After that, knead the dough slightly and form small loaves (8 pieces).
  4. Place them in a baking tray, on which you have previously placed baking paper.
  5. Let them rise for another 20 minutes.
  6. After that, bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for about half an hour.
  7. Take the baked loaves out of the baking tray and let them cool a little, then cut them into thin slices.
  8. Put it back in the oven for another 10 minutes to toast slices and let them brown a little.