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Cheese Galette (Prisnac)

Cheese Galette is an ancient way of preparing rustic cheese pie. This recipe is an award winning one and comes from Croatian region of Dalmatia. The filling for the galette is made with ricotta cheese or cottage cheese, eggs and cream. It is enveloped by pastry resembling pie crust. I… Read more »


Baked Pancakes (Crepes) with Cottage Cheese

Croatian pancakes (palachinke) are stuffed and rolled crepes. Sparkling mineral water is used instead of butter or oil to make very light crepe batter. Stuffing can be simple, like apricot or rosehip jam, grated chocolate or ground walnuts. One of the most popular desserts in Croatia is Baked Pancakes with… Read more »



Zlevanka is a sweet cornbread from northern Croatia. The batter is very thin and it is poured into a large baking sheet, so that it comes out thin. It can be sweet or savory. There are many different version of this dessert. Some people like to eat it served with… Read more »


Black Pepper Cookies (Paprenjaci)

Black Pepper Cookies (Paprenjaci) are traditional Croatian cookies dating back to 16th century during the Renaissance. They are made with honey, walnuts, black pepper and spices like cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Paprenjaci are square-shaped and decorated with mold-pressed motifs with symbols such as fish, wheat, sun, fruit and flowers. In… Read more »


Baked Calamari with Potatoes

Baking calamari with potatoes in the oven is one of the easiest way to make them. It is hard to decide what tastes better: calamari, potatoes or baked onion rings. Combined with olive oil and chopped parsley, they are representatives of true healthy seafood. If you use calamari with thin… Read more »


Brodetto (Brudet)

Brudet is a simple Croatian fish stew, very popular in Dalmatia as well as in other coastal regions like Istra and Croatian islands. It was “invented” by fishermen who would cook it on a beach in a large pot over an open fire using fresh fish that they just caught.… Read more »


KREMSNITE (Custard Slices Recipe)

Try to guess why is Kremsnita (cream slice) the most popular cake dessert in Croatia? 4.0 from 1 reviews KREMSNITE (Custard Slices Recipe)   Print Author: Kitchen Nostalgia Serves: 20 Ingredients 2 (500 g or 1 lb) puff pastry sheets, baked FILLING: 200 g (1½ cup) cornstarch 9 eggs, separated… Read more »


Cottage Cheese Pie

Cottage Cheese Pie is traditional Croatian dessert. It consists of light cheese filling with wonderful lemon-vanilla aroma between two crumbly shortbread crusts. Cottage Cheese Pie   Print Serves: 16 Ingredients 250 g (0.5 lb) flour 150 g (5 oz) margarine 100 g (3.5 oz) sugar 1 tsp baking powder 3… Read more »


Walnut Cream Cake

My mother used to make this cake for every birthday and every celebration. She got the recipe from her aunt, and they called it “Miracle Cake”. I asked them why is it called Miracle Cake, but they did not know. They thought the reason could be because you get distinct… Read more »


MAKOVNJACA (Poppy Seed Roll)

Unlike traditional Croatian poppy seed roll (makovnjaca) made with yeast dough, this one uses crumbly pastry/cookie dough. MAKOVNJACA (Poppy Seed Roll)   Print Serves: 2 rolls Ingredients DOUGH 250-300 g (9-10 oz) flour, sieved 2 ts baking powder 1 pinch of salt 120 g (4 oz) butter, soft 60 g… Read more »


SARMA (Croatian Stuffed Cabbage Rolls)

SARMA (Croatian Stuffed Cabbage Rolls) is a savory dish of cabbage leaves rolled around a minced meat filling. Croatian SARMA (Recipe for Stuffed Cabbage Rolls)   Print Serves: 4 Ingredients 250 g (0.5 lb) ground beef 250 g (0.5 lb) ground pork 100 g (3.5 oz) smoked bacon, chopped 1… Read more »


MLINCI (Baked Noodles)

Mlinci is a dish originating in Croatian cuisine. This thin dried flatbread is easily  prepared by pouring boiled water over the them. The mlinci is served as a side dish accompanying roasted meat. One of the most famous Croatian cuisine specialties is roasted turkey with mlinci. MLINCI (Baked Noodles)  … Read more »


Squash Stew

Squash Stew   Print Ingredients 500 g (1 lb 2 oz) summer squash, grated 2 Tbsp oil 2 Tbsp flour 1 small onion, chopped 1 garlic cloves, minced 1 cup cream (or vegan cream substitute) 1 tsp fresh dill, chopped salt, pepper Instructions Season squash with salt and let stand… Read more »


Pasticada (Dalmatian Pot Roast)

Pašticada is traditional Croatian (Dalmatian) slow cooked beef roast, marinated over night and then cooked in special sauce. It is a delicacy reserved for Christmas, weddings and other important feasts. Pasticada (Dalmatian Pot Roast)   Print Ingredients 1,5-2 kg (3-4 lb) beef round 5 garlic cloves, sliced longish 100 g… Read more »


FRITULE (Croatian Fritters)

FRITULE (Croatian Fritters)   Print Author: Kitchen Nostalgia Ingredients 1 egg 1 cup yogurt 1-2 cups flour 1 tsp vanilla 2 tsp baking powder 1 Tbsp rum or brandy 2 Tbsp sugar raisins (optional) Instructions Mix all ingredients. Drop rounded teaspoonfuls of batter in hot oil and fry, 2 or… Read more »

Croatian KIFLE Recipe

[ad#ads-1] Ingredients: 50 dag (1 lb 2 oz) flour 25 dag (0.5 lb) butter 10 dag (3.5 oz) sugar 2 Tbsp sour cream 1 egg 1 egg yolk 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp vanilla Preparation: Mix all ingredients to make a dough. Do not overwork. Cool in refrigerator for… Read more »

Croatian POVITICA Recipe

[ad#ads-1] Ingredients: 500 g (1 lb 2 oz) flour 3.5 g yeast 1 egg 2 egg yolks 100 g butter 500 g walnuts 300 g poppy seeds 600 ml milk 550 g sugar 1 oz rum 100 g raisins lemon zest Preparation: In a small bowl, stir yeast, a teaspoon… Read more »


[ad#ads-1] Ingredients: 1 kg (2.2 lb) flour 0,4 l (7 oz) water 20 g (0.7 oz)  fresh yeast 20 g (0.7 oz) sugar 0,2 l (7 oz) oil 20 g (0.7 oz) salt Preparation: Dissolve yeast in lukewarm water, add a little flour,  mix with a wooden spoon and leave… Read more »

Turnip Stew

[ad#ads-1]   Ingredients: 1 kg (2 lb) turnips, peeled and diced 1 kg (2 lb) potatoes, peeled and diced 1 onion, chopped 1 l (1 qt) milk 2 Tbsp flour 1/2 cup cream salt, pepper Preparation: Put turnips, potatoes and onion in a large heavy stockpot. Cover with water and… Read more »


[ad#ads-1]   Ingredients: DOUGH: 500 g (1 lb 2 oz) flour 1 egg 2 Tbsp oil 1 tsp salt FILLING: 500 g (1 lb 2 oz) cottage cheese 3 eggs 100 ml (1/2 cup) sour cream 1 tsp salt TOPPING for boiled Strukli: 70 g (2.5 oz)butter 100 g (3.5… Read more »

Scampi Buzara

[ad#ads-1]   Ingredients: 1 kg (2 lb) scampi, washed 100-200 ml (4-8 fl oz) olive oil 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 Tbsp tomato puree 100 ml (4 fl oz) red wine 1 Tbsp cognac 1 Tbsp parsley, chopped breadcrumbs 1 tsp black pepper salt Preparation: Heat olive oil in a… Read more »

ROZATA (Creme Caramel Custard)

[ad#ads-1]   Ingredients: CUSTARD: 8 eggs 8 Tbsp sugar 1 l (1 qt) milk grated zest of 1 lemon 2 Tbsp rum or maraschino CARAMEL: 2 Tbsp sugar Preparation: Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).   CARAMEL: Spread 2 Tbsp sugar evenly over the bottom of flan mold. Heat the… Read more »