Sweet Korčula: Sweeties of Korčula Grannies – 12. Kotonjata

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September 26, 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.


Korčulan housewives make this traditional cake in autumn when quinces ripen.



lemon juice

bay leaves

Peel ripe and fresh quinces, cut into small pieces and spray with lemon juice. Put to cook in a little water. Try with a fork whether they are cooked enough. Cooked quinces should be percolated, strained and weighed. One takes as much sugar as the weight of quince is.

Put all together to cook on low heat for half an hour. Put the cooked mixture into the mould, and, when cooled, envelope whit bay leaves and wrap with a plastic foil.


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

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