Green Bean Stew

Mahune – that is the name of the vegetables in this recipe, in Croatian. I couldn’t find correct name for it in English, I think it’s ‘fine beans’ or ‘green beans’. Although the beans I have in my garden are yellow, I think it’s the same thing as green beans. I add pictures, so you…

Grandfather’s Bećarac / Sataraš

Simple recipe for Bećarac, also known as Sataraš. This vegan risotto is made of tomatoes, peppers and rice, and you can eat it as a main dish or as a side dish. My grandfather taught me this recipe from his childhood, and he always told me that he cooked it while he was on ‘bostan’…

Pickled Beetroot For Winter

Beetroot is extremely healthy vegetable. It’s great for anemia, but it also lowers blood pressure, provides energy, helps digestion, is full of antioxidants, preserves immunity … There are numerous benefits to our health that this beautiful pink vegetable gives us, and it doesn’t have many calories (twice less as banana). So if you wanna enjoy…

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…

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…

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…

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 wide noodles 500 ml of cooking…

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…

Honey Cookies

Honey Cookies recipe I got from lokal beekeepers from Turopolje, it’s their traditional recipe and these cookies are very simple to make. This old recipe belongs to their grandmother, and she didn’t have electric mixer, so you don’t need to have one either. This dough can be kneated and you can use your hands only….

Pop in tomorrow again cookies

Ingredients for ‘Pop in tomorrow again cookies’: 1 cup of sour creme (180 g) 1 cup (the same size like a cup of sour creme) of pork fat or butter cca 3 cups of flour Apricot jam Powdered sugar Preparation:1. Take the sour creme, pork fat or butter (it must be melted or on room…

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…