Croatian Desserts – Worldwide Giveaway

Enter our worldwide giveaway to win a copy of Croatian Desserts: 50 Authentic Recipes To Make At Home by Andrea Pisac.

On January 1st, I wrote about a new-to-me dessert cookbook that I found myself enamored with – Croatian Desserts: 50 Authentic Recipes To Make At Home. Over the last two weeks, I have spent a great deal of time reading Andrea’s book and stalking her blog (where you will find some wonderful looking recipes).

Andrea and I corresponded and discussed doing a preview of her book and a promotion. This was delayed a bit as Croatia experienced several earthquakes in the last two weeks. I am hoping that things are settling down there and people are recovering and rebuilding.

Our EYBDPreviewButton takes you inside this interesting title and shares three recipes you can try now: Sweet cheese pie, Water-proofed crescent rolls, and Walnut meringue slices. Note: The preview recipe for the Sweet cheese pies has a small typo – Step 2 of 6 is listed as Step 6 of 6 but they are steps are shown in the correct order and the print copy of the book is correct. 

Chapters in this book include: Lazy Morning, Sunday Sweets, Special Occasions, Cakes, Christmas Sweets and Easter Sweets. Andrea provides great instructions, multiple photographs and valuable details about each recipe and Croatian culture overall.

The recipes remind me so much of childhood, growing up in a small town in Illinois with a heavy eastern European population. The walnut and poppy seed rolls depicted on the book cover are instant tickets back to my youth and parties at the Polish Hall where desserts like these were served. When I was a teen, I couldn’t wait to escape that small town and now I find myself longing for a visit and the community shared at those hall events.

I recommend going to Andrea’s site and signing up to receive a free recipe, the Table of Contents (includes photographs of the dishes) and more details about Croatian ingredients. I have volunteered to index Croatian Desserts so come back soon to check out the index. Our BUY BOOK button takes you directly to Andrea’s site if you wish to purchase. 

Special thanks to the author for offering one copy of this title to our members worldwide. Entry options include answering the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Visit Andrea’s site and leave a comment about a recipe you would like to try. There are five recipes shared in the second column of articles.

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  • matag  on  January 13, 2021


  • stef  on  January 13, 2021

    Walnut meringue slices

  • veragusta  on  January 13, 2021

    Croatian Mlinci Pasta

  • mcrimmins  on  January 13, 2021

    Angel Wings

  • ravensfan  on  January 13, 2021


  • redcurrant  on  January 13, 2021

    Bajadera chocolate

  • lean1  on  January 13, 2021

    Croatian lamingtons look nice

  • JenThomas318  on  January 13, 2021

    Walnut meringue slices

  • miggsy  on  January 13, 2021

    Croatian walnut roll

  • kmn4  on  January 13, 2021

    Domaća rakija [homemade brandy]

  • jd5761  on  January 13, 2021

    Kroštule for me

  • DarcyVaughn  on  January 13, 2021


  • Lepa  on  January 14, 2021

    Thank you for this review. My family is from Slovenia and many of the foods I see on the author’s site are what my Oma baked when I visited. I ordered a copy and cannot wait to start baking from it! Do you know any good Slovenian cookbooks? My mom bought several for me other the years but none were very compelling/good.

  • chawkins  on  January 14, 2021

    Water-proofed crescent rolls just because it is such an interesting technique.

  • Dhasenkampf  on  January 14, 2021


  • Zosia  on  January 14, 2021


  • demomcook  on  January 14, 2021

    Walnut Merengue Slices – I remember grandma making something similar.

  • sarahawker  on  January 14, 2021

    I’d like to try making CROATIAN MLINCI PASTA

  • mharriman  on  January 14, 2021

    Walnut meringue slices:
    Londoneri looks lovely.

  • moralla  on  January 14, 2021

    cherry strudel

  • LaurenE  on  January 15, 2021

    Walnut meringue slices

  • luccio  on  January 15, 2021

    Oblatne – I’ve never thought of trying to make these!

  • jifar  on  January 15, 2021

    Pinca bread

  • MissKoo  on  January 15, 2021


  • Roosta  on  January 15, 2021

    Cupavci – Croatian lamingtons

  • Siegal  on  January 15, 2021

    This is my fave recipe

  • Chinchilla  on  January 16, 2021

    Cupavci looks delicious

  • szrozs  on  January 16, 2021


  • aesop57  on  January 16, 2021

    Pinca bread

  • gilmonster  on  January 16, 2021


  • yoeydavis  on  January 16, 2021

    I’d really like to try the Kremšnita – custard cream cake.

  • jacknutter  on  January 16, 2021


  • Plumbobmummy  on  January 16, 2021

    Croatian sweet pinca bread

  • agreaves19  on  January 16, 2021

    Bajadera chocolate

  • dzm  on  January 16, 2021

    Croatian walnut roll

  • Nicolagod3  on  January 16, 2021

    Walnut Merengue Slices 🤤

  • maci234  on  January 16, 2021


  • Laura1419  on  January 16, 2021

    I would like to try the Croatian bajadera chocolate

  • ElizM  on  January 16, 2021

    krostule biscuits

  • hillsboroks  on  January 16, 2021

    I would love to try Bajadera.

  • Ren23  on  January 16, 2021

    Pinca bread

  • Dendav  on  January 16, 2021

    Pinca bread

  • allison0309  on  January 16, 2021

    I’m not positive which one, but I’ll head straight for the Zagreb section. Having gotten engaged in Croatia, just looking at this book brings back great memories.

  • leilx  on  January 16, 2021

    I definitely want to try
    Orehnjača or povitica – Croatian walnut roll
    As we already make this and we would love to see other recipes.

  • Username123321  on  January 16, 2021

    I would love to try the famous Croatian Bajadera chocolate. I love chocolate and this sounds delicious.

  • Shelley.b  on  January 16, 2021


  • Jellyfish  on  January 17, 2021

    Cupavci of course, I’m Australian. They look delicious.

  • clairew137  on  January 17, 2021

    Walnut meringue slices please

  • Pardeus  on  January 17, 2021

    Walnut meringue slices

  • Isis1981uk  on  January 17, 2021

    The Croatian Bajadera chocolate!

  • CatsintheKitchen  on  January 17, 2021


  • mpdeb98  on  January 17, 2021

    walnut meringue slices

  • bopper  on  January 17, 2021

    Croatian Lamingtons

  • SpatulaClark  on  January 17, 2021

    Going for the walnut and poppy seed rolls! Currently trying different versions to find a favourite of this classic.

  • jluvs2bake  on  January 17, 2021

    Kremšnita – custard cream cake

  • GillB  on  January 18, 2021


  • RuthHarwood  on  January 18, 2021

    Bajadera chocolate

  • Sand9  on  January 18, 2021

    Croatian Walnut Roll

  • Dannausc  on  January 18, 2021


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