Sweet Korcula: Sweeties of Korcula Grannies – 19. Rozata

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January 23, 2019 – Sweet Korcula, 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


Rozata used to be cooked, but today it is baked in the oven.

4 tablespoons sugar
5 eggs 
pinch of salt
500 ml of milk
5 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon brandy of roses
zest of one orange

It is necessary to prepare two dishes (higher and lower) where you can cook. Pour water into the larger container halfway and put to cook until boils.

Put four tablespoons sugar on low heat until it gets a nice golden brown colour.

Quickly pour the resulting caramel into the pan in which you’re going to cook rozata.

Mix gently eggs, sugar, brandy and orange zest. Pour slowly milk into the frothy egg mixture and continue stirring slowly, and then pour the mixture over the cooled caramel. Cover the container with the mixture and put in a larger vessel, and pour more water so that the upper vessel is in water. Cook rozata on low heat for an hour. Remove the cooked rozata from the container with water, let it cool down, then put in the fridge.

When rozata is cooled down well, put the larger plate over the container, turn it upside down so that rozata and caramel icing stay in the plate.


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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