Sweet Korcula: Sweeties of Korcula Grannies – 17. Torta od Mindoli

Total Croatia News

Updated on:


November 17, 2018 – Sweet Korčula, an island with a seemingly endless supply of fabulous traditional home-made cakes and desserts. We are very grateful to Franica Tasovac for allowing us to serialise her excellent books called Sweet Korcula, Sweeties of Korcula Grannies (in English). It is a collection of no less than 30 ancient recipes for Korcula cakes and desserts, lovingly put together into a book. A delightful souvenir or gift for gourmet friends. Franica has kindly allowed us to serialise the recipes on TCN, and we will be bringing you a recipe a week from the kitchens of Korcula’s grandmothers throughout the year. You can read Claudia Tarle’s lovely introduction here.

(Almonds Cake)

5 eggs 
150 g sugar
180 g almonds
lemon and orange zest
200 g marmalade
2 tablespoons water 

Put the almonds in the oven, about ten minutes at 170°C. Grind finely the cooled almonds. Mix egg whites into firm snow. Whisk yolks and sugar into a foam until the sugar dissolves. Gently stirring, add the lemon and orange zest and ground almonds. Stir all and pour into a mould lined with waxed paper.

Bake the cake in preheated oven at 150°C for an hour.

Mix marmalade and water thoroughly, and keep warm. Coat the baked and chilled cake with hot marmalade.



You can buy this booklet at:
Town library “ Ivan Vidali “
Flower shop “ Fiorino “
“ Manina “
“ Komo “
Tourist agency “ Kaleta “ 
Souvenir shop “ Suzy “
Bookshop “ Kutak knjiga “

 To connect with Sweet Korcula, why not follow them on Facebook?


Subscribe to our newsletter

the fields marked with * are required
Email: *
First name:
Last name:
Gender: Male Female
Please don't insert text in the box below!

Leave a Comment