Zlevanka – Croatian sweet cottage cheese cornbread.
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 a homemade plum jam. Nuts, fruit or spices can also be added to the mixture.
There was a nice bakery near the place I worked that sold two types of Zlevanka, one topped with sour cream and the other similar to this recipe of mine. I liked the second one so much that I was buying it for lunch all the time. I wanted to make it myself, but didn’t have the recipe so I made countless versions of different recipes until I tweaked it to taste similar, if not the same, to that bakery Zlevanka. In my opinion this recipe is now perfect.
Zlevanka is not only a dessert, but it can be a great healthy breakfast, accompanied with a glass of milk, or a delicious afternoon snack.
- 3 whole eggs
- 1 cup sugar 15 Tbs
- 2 cups corn flour
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 cup sunflower oil or canola oil
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 kg (1 lb 2 oz) cottage cheese
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
Mix together eggs and sugar.
Add corn flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, sour cream, oil, milk, cottage cheese and vanilla.
Pour into a large oiled baking tray.
Bake for about 20 minutes at 180 C (350 F).