Sweet Korčula: Sweeties of Korčula Grannies – 14. Hrustule

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October 8, 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.


3 eggs

pinch of salt

3 tablespoons of sugar

1 vanilla sugar

4 tablespoons oil

3 tablespoons grape brandy

1 tablespoon brandy of roses

zest of one lemon

450 g flour

1l of oil
icing sugar

Mix the eggs with sugar, vanilla sugar and salt. In a well – beaten mixture, add oil, both kinds of brandy and lemon zest. Stir all gently. With the addition of flour, knead a soft dough.

Allow dough to rest (one to two hours).

Divide rested dough into four parts. Roll every part on a floured surface as thin as possible. Cut strips with cutter (a cutter with wheel and notched ends). Tie each strip into a bow.

Pour oil into a wider, shallower pot and set on fire to warm.

Fry hrustule only a little, and then remove them with a spoon, place on a kitchen paper towel and, when drained from fat, sprinkle with icing sugar.


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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