Prošek is a Croatian very sweet desert wine from South Dalmatia.It is made of using  dried wine grapes into “passito method”. Alcohol level needed to be certified as true desert wine must be at least 15%, and seven times more grapes being needed to make same amount of Prosek than for wine. ( Wikipedia)

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  • 200 g dried figs
  • 2 dcl Prosek
  • 2 dcl water
  • 100 g brown sugar
  • 1tsp cloves
  • 1cinnamon stick
  • 2 lemon zest

Put all ingredients in a large bowl and cook it until simmer, than cook it 30 min on medium fire and 1-2 hours on very law fire until all liquid evaporate in syrup.

Cool it.


Skuta cheese (similar to Itallian riccota and English Quark) it is fresh, young, mild cheese.I just mix it until is creamy,( without sugar), we have it enough in dried figs.

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SERVING SUGGESTION: in Martini glass

I often serve Dried figs cooked in Prosek with Bobici ( traditional Dalmatian biscuits ) and skuta cheese cream or vanilla ice cream.

It is compatible contrast of Bobici crispy texture, not much sweet taste and creamy, divine sweet dried figs .Finally, on the top of this haven : cold skuta cream! Irresistibly combination for a  mild summer night.

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  • Mia - Thank you for sharing traditional Croatian recepies with us! Pictures are so good! And I can feel your positive energy for food, cooking and life through your blog!!!ReplyCancel

    • Tanja - Vauuuu, thanks Mia. That’s exactly what I feel when I am cooking: good vibration, and I want to share it-:))ReplyCancel

  • Irena - Great combination! Where can I find a good prosek…. here on the continent? Is there any suitable replacement?ReplyCancel

    • Tanja - You can use as well any kind of sweet desert wine.ReplyCancel

  • Jadranka Orihovac - Amazing delicacies!ReplyCancel

  • Koraljka - Very interesting combination !
    Do you put any sugar in the cheese?ReplyCancel

    • Tanja - Just a small package of Vanilla Bourbon sugar, figs are very sweet by itself.ReplyCancel

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