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 […]

  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) […]