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Croatian Recipes: Breskvice

Croatian Recipes: Breskvice

Breskvice, or peach-shaped sweets, are one of the most common sweets made in Croatia.

Often found at weddings, christenings, family parties, they are particularly popular in the east of the country. They are time consuming to make but are worth the effort hence they are made for special occasions.

Ingredients:
Eggs – 3
Icing sugar – 200 g
Vanilla sugar – 1
Oil – 2 dl
White rough flour – 500 g
Lemon – 1/2
Milk – 3 teaspoons
Baking powder – 1 small pack
Jam (peach or apricot)- 250 g
Peach flesh crumbled
Marmalade – 1 dl
Strawberry extract
Crystal sugar

Instructions:

  1. Add grated lemon skin to the flour.
  2. Mix the baking powder with 3 teaspoons of milk and leave to rise.
  3. Beat the eggs and add the vanilla sugar. Keep beating adding oil little by little at the same time.
  4. Mix the eggs into the flour and the baking powder mixed with milk and mix till dough is soft.
  5. Sprinkle flour on a board and shape the the dough into a loaf. Place the formed loaf in the fridge for 20 minutes.
  6. Take a small piece of the dough, roll it out, cut into pieces the size of noodles and then shape them into balls. Place the balls on wax paper on a baking tray.
  7. Bake the peach balls on 180 ° C for 15 minutes in the over until they are golden brown under.
  8. With a knife scoop out the inside of the peach balls but be careful that the peach balls will not break up when the filling goes in.
  9. Mix crumbled peach flesh with jam, marmalade and rum to make the filling. Now fill the peach balls with the filling.
  10. Join two filled peach ball halves together, soak in diluted strawberry extract, and then roll in crystal sugar.

Dobar tek!

Split Airport Expansion Set to Start

With large crowds during the summer period, tourists will be pleased to the learn that the airport’s expansion will start in the new year.

After a number of delays since the 2013 expansion announcement, Split Airport last week finally signed an agreement with construction firms Viaduct, Kamgrad and KFK Tehnika, meaning work is now scheduled to get underway in 2017.

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25 Beautiful Croatian Beaches

With one of the cleanest and clearest seas in the world, Croatia’s long Adriatic coastline is home to a number of stunning beaches.

Here is a compilation of 25 beautiful beaches, starting on the northern coast and working down to the south.

1. Cape Kamenjak – Premantura
2. Sablićevo – Rijeka
3. Uvala Engleza – Lošinj
4. Stara Baška – Krk
5. Sveti Ivan, Lubenice – Cres
6. Pudarica – Rab
7. Sakarun – Dugi otok
8. Lokva Rogoznica – Omis
9. Punta Rata Beach – Brela
10. Zlatni Rat – Brač
11. Lovrečina Cove – Brač
12. Jagodna Beach – Hvar
13. Dubovica – Hvar
14. Lučišća Cove – Hvar
15. Zavala Beach – Hvar
16. Proizd – Korčula
17. Pupnatska Luka – Korčula
18. Vaja Beach – Korčula
19. Pritišćina – Vis
20. Stiniva – Vis
21. Srebrna – Vis
22. Šunj beach – Lopud
23. Banje – Dubrovnik
24. Saplunara – Mljet
25. Sutmiholjska Beach – Mljet

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Konoba Kremenko

Konoba Kremenko

If you go to the beautiful canyon of the Cetina river upstream, 11 km from Omis, in a rocky environment old-dalmatian village, is situated tavern-restaurant “The Flintstones”.
Although we exist only 12 years , we can say that we have created a some sort of tradition, because we have all these years hosted many guests of all language areas which are coming back every year. It is our greatest reward.

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