Category Archives: CHASING CROATIAN RECIPES

With every bite of these honey-pepper flavored cookies I inevitably become nostalgic of my school days. My first association with Paprenjak is always the book “Goldsmith’s gold 1871” that they made me read in elementary school. It is a story about a lady named Magda, nicknamed Paprenjarka, who makes those delicious honey-pepper biscuits. In that […]

When I am talking about desserts I just can not pass by and not mention traditional Dalmatian biscuits: BOBIĆI ( small almond balls ) MANDULAT ( nougat candy) PAPRENJACI ( honey pepper biscuits )   BOBIĆI Where the name came from? Bob= bean, Bobići= small beans   In Christian religion and tradition the bean as symbol […]

SPLITSKA TORTA, SPLITSKI AKVAREL, SPLITSKI PLES Definitely there aren’t many places in Europe that have their own traditional dance and their own typical cake. “Splitski akvarel” is the musical dedicated to Split.Its author Ivo Tijardovic was a Croatian composer, writer and painter born in the city of Split, when it was still a part of […]

DELICIOUS SMALL BITES – ideal for parties BAKED POLENTA WITH BLACK AND GREEN OLIVES Very simple to do and your effort is inversely proportional to the taste and visual effect of these tapas. You don’t even need a lot of ingredients – creativity is the key in this one! Let’s do it! INGREDIENTS: 1 cup […]