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….

Stuffed Peppers

In the summer heat when it is difficult to cook every day, you can make stuffed peppers in the evening and eat them for a few days. If you run out of peppers while filling, make the meat balls and cook them all together, they will be also very tasty. Ingredients for the recipe Stuffed…

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’…

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…