Traditional recipes
 
 
 
 
 

Krafne – a Traditional Croatian Carnival Donuts

Every year, on Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, in Croatia we eat donuts. With marmalade filling or empty, donuts are our favorite dish to say goodbye to crazy carnivals and enter a period of fasting and sacrifice. Ingredient...


 
 
 
 
 

Bakalar – Codfish ‘in bianco’

A traditional dish for Good Friday and/or Christmas Eve. Ingredients 1 kilo of salt cured codfish 2 kilos of medium-sized potatoes 3 cloves of garlic (finely minced) salt and pepper to taste olive oil Preparation Soak codfish i...



 
 
 
 
 
Photo: Ajvar/Justzagreb

Ajvar (Chutney) – Vegetable Spread, ‘Heaven’ for Your Palate

Making ajvar in Croatia and the rest of the Balkans is a unique ritual. It begins in autumn, when entire families spend a day cooking their favorite relish – a meal full of vitamins to be eaten till spring. Ajvar Day ...


 
 
 
 
 
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Chestnut Puree (Kesten Pire)

Chestnut Puree is a dessert of puréed, sweetened chestnuts topped with whipped cream. This recipe for sweetened chestnut puree can be used in many sweet meals and cakes, or just be eaten as a dessert. It is delicious and popul...



 
 
 
 
 

Bijeli zganci – White polenta

By Domacica. This is a simple recipe but requires a little more strength. If you never tried it, it’s a must because it really delicious. It is similar to gnocchi, but the softer, almost melting in the mouth, it smells perfe...


 
 
 
 
 

Cutlets – a great and tasty alternative to barbecue

Cutlets (pork or lamb) are a great and tasty alternative to barbecue for outdoor social gatherings. Cutlets are especially popular during autumn, in the harvest season and among the hunters and rangers because they are easy to ...



 
 
 
 
 
Photo: Mlinci, Domacica

Mlinci, the food that can always take us back to our childhood

These grinders (mlinci) take us back to childhood… I remember my grandmother and mother as they were baking them on their furnaces, and we, the children, used to eat them so freshly baked. Preparation is easy and does not...


 
 
 
 
 
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Duvec – the delicious Croatian ratatouille

There is a subtle distinction between the two traditional dishes – Duvec and Sataras. It depends on ingredients, but it is very similar. Although the dish that we present today many might recognize as Sataras, in our R...