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…

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…

Potato soup with homemade dumplings

Potato soup with homemade dumplings is a reminder of my childhood because it was one of the few dishes that I loved. I still love it, especially because it can be cooked quickly. For better taste, I add sour cream. In addition to the simplicity of this soup, the advantage are the modest groceries that…

Zagreb Veal Steak

The original Zagreb steak is made from veal, but you can make it with any other meat, such as turkey or pork. For this recipe, it is better that the steak is little bit bigger because the meat is filled with ham and cheese, and then folded on one side, then breaded and fried. Zagreb…

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…

Slavonian Cooked Pretzels

Recipe for Cooked Pretzels I got from Slavonija, so these pretzels contain lard. I inquired a bit (because of those who do not consume this food) if butter can be used instead of lard, so I heard that it can, but it has to be added a little more. So I put the option of…

Cookies ‘Paprenjaci’

Paprenjaci are traditional Croatian cookies, and are often made for Christmas and New Year. The aromatic taste is given by a combination of walnuts, honey and spices, and as the name suggests, a small dose of pepper is hidden in them. Although there are traditional wooden models for cutting Paprenjaci, feel free to use the…

Grandma’s Apple Pie

Grandma’s apple pie is a dessert whose recipe dates back to around 1900 year. It is easy to make, and what is very special about it is the merignue foam which goes on the top, because it’s not hardly bitten, only little bit. So it stays like liquid and you must pour it on the…

Buchteln – sweet yeast rolls with jam

Buchteln – sweet yeast rolls with jam are perfectly soft and heavenly light. I usually fill them with apricot jam, but recently I really liked them with raspberry jam. I always add a tea spoon of grated lemon zest, which you can buy in the store or you can grate it yourself. If you grate…

Cornbread with cheese (Proja)

Cornbread with cheese (Proja) can be made in many versions. My favorite version is with low-fat cheese, it’s healthy and very tasty when it is fresh and warm, but it can also stand in the bread pan for days and will not lose its quality. Cornbread with cheese (Proja) can be used instead of bread….