Croatian Recipes: Breskvice |

Croatia is a country right next to Italy, and has a lot of similarities to its neighbor. For starters, you’ll have to go through the same customs as you would in Italy. You need to go through passport control and a customs check to enter the country. Once you are in Croatia, you have to follow the rules and pay the fees for everything.

Breskvice is a small town in the north of Croatia, with about 260.000 inhabitants. Breskvice is well known for its castle, one of the most beautiful in Croatia. The town is in the municipality of Livno, well known for its brewery Jadran. The castle, built on a rocky mountain peak, is located at an elevation of 1841 m. It is situated above the right bank of the river Drina in the Grofice monastery.

Breskvice is a small town in Croatia. It is known for its salt mine, the oldest in the world, as well as for the nearby Plitvice Lakes. The town is also famous for its blue and white-painted St. Nicholas church dating back to the 16th century.

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  • 8th of February, 2018
  • in Food & Wine

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Breskvice (image courtesy of fini recepti)

Breskvice, or peach-shaped sweets, are one of Croatia’s most popular confections.

 

They’re common at weddings, christenings, and family gatherings, and they’re especially popular in the country’s east. They take a long time to create, but they are well worth the effort.

Ingredients

6 eggs 200 g icing sugar 1 sachet vanilla sugar 20 mL of oil 500 g of flour 4 1/2 tablespoons lemon – 1/2 milk 1 tiny bag of baking powder 250 g jam (peach or apricot) 2 teaspoons cocoa 2 teaspoons rum 1 1/2 cups walnuts (ground) Red/yellow food coloring Sugar with Peach Brandy

Instructions

1. Sift the flour into a mixing bowl and stir in the shredded lemon peel.

2. Combine the baking powder and 3 tablespoons of milk in a mixing bowl and set aside to rise.

3. Combine the eggs and vanilla sugar in a mixing bowl. Continue to beat while adding oil a bit at a time.

4. Combine the eggs, baking powder, and milk in a mixing bowl and stir until the dough is soft.

 

5. Dust a board with flour and form the dough into a loaf. Refrigerate the bread for 20 minutes after it has been made.

6. Take a tiny piece of dough, stretch it out, cut it into noodles-size pieces, and then form it into balls. Place the balls on a baking pan lined with wax paper.

7. Bake the peach balls for 15 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius, or until golden brown below.

8. Scoop out the insides of the peach balls with a knife, being cautious not to shatter the peach balls as the filling goes in.

Filling 

1. In a food processor, puree the scooped insides. 1 1/2 teaspoons rum, cocoa, jam, and milk Add the ground walnuts to a mixing bowl and stir well to combine. Make sure the filing is wet (add more milk too if required).

2. Use the filing to fill up the holes in the balls and then join the halves together.

3. Mix two drops of red food coloring into 1/4 cup of water. To 1/4 cup peach brandy, add 2 drops yellow food coloring. Half of the ball should be red, and the other half should be yellow. Roll in sugar to coat.

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(Fini Recepti provided the recipe.)

 

 

 

In my past years living in Croatia, I became a frequent visitor to the countryside. There I met local people, learned their recipes, and experienced the life of their region.. Read more about croatian cookies and let us know what you think.

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