Category Archives: SUGAR HILL

Name came from the word mandula which means almond. It is similar to Italian torrone, Spanish turrón, Portugese torrão (they made it with thin paper wafer and in Dalmatia we use the thicker one). It is typical for South Mediterranean Europe. Italians claim that it was mentioned for the 1st in 15th century Italy, while […]

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) […]

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 […]