Sweet Korcula: Sweeties of Korcula Grannies – 18. Pinjokini

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December 2, 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


100 g butter
1 vanilla sugar
150 g sugar
3 eggs
pinch of salt
zest of one lemon
500 g flour
1 flat teaspoon of baking powder
150 g of almonds (chopped)

Mix the butter with salt and both kinds of sugar. Add eggs one by one in the frothy mixture and continue to whisk. Add the lemon peel. Mix flour and baking powder and sprinkle it on the mixture slowly kneading with hands until you have a smooth dough. Finally add the chopped almonds. Allow dough to rest for half an hour.

Heat the oven to 175°C.

Divide the rested dough into 4 pieces. Roll each portion into a long rolling-pin and place on the sheet metal lined with the waxed paper. Bake for fifteen minutes. Cut the roasted rolling-pins into the oblique piece and put them back in the oven about ten minutes to dry and become crispy.


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?

 Looking for more delicious Korcula recipes in this series? Check them out on our dedicated TCN page


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