If you're an exchange student spending the holidays in your host country here are a few recipes to warm these cold winter days.

It will take you minutes to bake them and seconds to eat them.



Vanilla Crescent Cookies (vanilin kiflice)

Slikovni rezultat za vanili kiflice


  • 40 dag of flour
  • 35 dag of butter
  • 20 dag of ground walnuts or hazelnuts
  • 14 dag of sugar, one pack of vanilla sugar


  • Mix all the ingredients and roll the dough into a long rope
  • Cut the dough in equal pieces and shape them into a crescent,  as seen on the picture
  • Bake for 10 to 15 minutes in a preheated oven at 180°C
  • After baking cover the cookies with powdered sugar

Lamingtons (Čupavci)

Slikovni rezultat za čupavci

Dough ingredients:

  • 3 eggs
  • 220 g of sugar
  • 180 ml of oil
  • 300 g of flour
  • 100 ml of milk
  • 1 pack of baking powder

Cream ingredients:

  • 250 g of margarine
  • 100 g of cooking chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon of rum
  • 200 ml of milk
  • 200 ml of sugar

Other ingredients:

  • 300 g of ground coconut


  • In a mixing bowl add egg whites but put egg yolks in a cup
  • Mix the egg yolks with sugar into a snow with high peaks
  • Add 6 tablespoons of flour, baking powder, one egg yolk, milk and the rest of the flour
  • Put into a baking tray (25 x 35 cm) with baking paper
  • Bake on 180°C until the dough starts to separate from the sides of the tray
  • For the cream melt the margarine and chocolate
  • Add sugar, milk and rum
  • After boiling remove from the fire
  • Cut the dough into squares, dip into the warm cream and roll into the coconut flour


Slikovni rezultat za fritule


  • 4  dcl yoghurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 packs of vanilla sugar
  • a little bit of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 20 tablespoons of flour
  • 1 pack of baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon of rakija or any other hard liquor
  • oil


  • Mix all the ingredients into a smooth mixture (if it is too liquid feel free to add a few spoons of flour)
  • Take a spoon of the mixture and put in the hot oil
  • When they become golden turn them on the other side and leave them to fry until they start floating on the surface
  • Take them out of the hot oil and put them into a bowl and cover with powdered sugar
  • Pro tip - dip the fritula in melted chocolate, white chocolate spread or anything you can think of!


Written by: Vedrana Kovačić (Communication Manager of ESN Croatia)