RUSTIC CROATIAN BREAD & FRIED DOUGH

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Rustic Croatian Bread Recipe, Split, Croatia
Croatian Fried Dough or Uštipci Recipe, Split, Croatia

Crunchy crust on the outside and a soft dense bread on the inside, what's not to love? Eleanora's Rustic Croatian Bread is a great side with a big dinner of pasta or Croatian Stuffed Peppers, Punjene Paprike. The best part about this recipe is that it provides you with bread and a desert! If you have any dough left over you can use the same recipe to make Croatian Fried Dough or Uštipci! This is one of The Recipe Hunter's easiest go-to bread recipes (especially great when you substitute your own sourdough for the yeast starter)!

  • .5 kg of white flour

  • .5 kg of corn flour

  • 2 packets of yeast

  • 2 Tbsp sugar

  • 1.5 Tbsp salt

  • .5 lemon rind

  • .5 liter of water

  • .5 liter of whole milk

Ingredients for Croatian Bread

Love Tip: You'll know the bread is ready when you knock on the base of the bread and hear a hollow sound

Recipe for Croatian Bread

Serves 10

 

  1. In a small pot or tea kettle heat the milk and water together so that it becomes lukewarm

  2. In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, yeast and salt

  3. Crack an egg into the dry ingredients

  4. Add a little of the warm milky water and lemon rind

  5. Little by little add the rest of the milky water, and using a wooden spoon or your hands, thoroughly beat the dough until you have a wet, sticky dough, about 6 minutes. See pictures below for consistency

  6. Cover the dough with a cloth and let sit until it doubles in size (about 45 min) *If you want the dough to rise faster you can place it in a bowl above a pot of hot water

  7. Preheat the oven to 250 degree celcius

  8. Once the dough has doubled in size, stir again with the wooden spoon making sure to have a consistent dough throughout

  9. Optional: If you would like to use the same base to make Croatian fried dough, Uštipci, please remove 10% of the dough and place in a separate bowl for later

  10. On a flat baking pan, pour a thin layer of olive oil in the pan and spread evenly throughout

  11. Pour the dough evenly into the baking pan

  12. Cook for 50 minutes or until golden brown

  13. Enjoy your Croatian Crispy Bread, Made with Love!

Croatian Crispy Bread Recipe Photos

Adding Ingredients, Croatian Rustic Bread Recipe, Split, Croatia
Adding Egg, Croatian Rustic Bread Recipe, Split, Croatia
Adding Rind, Croatian Rustic Bread Recipe, Split, Croatia
Adding warm milky water, Croatian Rustic Bread Recipe, Split, Croatia
Stirring Ingredients, Croatian Rustic Bread Recipe, Split, Croatia
Stirring Ingredients, Croatian Rustic Bread Recipe, Split, Croatia
Adding More Milky Water, Croatian Rustic Bread Recipe, Split, Croatia
Consistency of the Dough, Croatian Rustic Bread Recipe, Split, Croatia
Eleanora Beating the Bread Dough, Croatian Rustic Bread Recipe, Split, Croatia
Letting Dough Rise, Croatian Rustic Bread Recipe, Split, Croatia
Consistency after Dough has Risen, Croatian Rustic Bread Recipe, Split, Croatia
Adding the Dough to the Baking Sheet, Croatian Rustic Bread Recip
Before the bread bakes, Croatian Rustic Bread Recip
Coming out of the Oven, Croatian Rustic Bread Recip
 

Uštipci Recipe

Serves: 10

 

  1. In a deep frying pan, add 1.5 cups of sunflower oil

  2. Heat under medium flame, lower the flame if it begins to splatter with oil

  3. Cover your hands with vegetable oil and pull off a piece of dough (from the 10% of the Croatian Bread) with your hands, stretching it out so that it is the size of your big thumb, about 3 inches long, 1 inch wide, and 1 inch thick. Place the piece of dough into the oil. Repeat with the rest of the dough

  4. Once the dough is golden brown on it's bottom, using a fork, flip the dough. Only flip the dough once. 

  5. Place the dough on paper towls to drain the oil and let them cool

  6. Continue until all the dough is cooked and add sunflower oil if necessary

  7. Plain, with cheese, or powdered sugar; Enjoy Uštipci, Made with Love! 

 

Ustipci Recipe

Photos

Shaping the dough, Croatian FriedShaping the dough, Croatian Fried Dough or Uštipci Recipe, Split, Croatia Dough or Languši Recipe, Split, Croatia
Frying the Dough, Croatian Fried Dough or Uštipci Recipe, Split, Croatia
Turning the Dough, Croatian Fried Dough or Uštipci Recipe, Split, Croatia
Yummy, Croatian Fried Dough or Uštipci Recipe, Split, Croatia
Croatian Fried Dough or Uštipci Recipe, Split, Croatia

Written by The Recipe Hunters:

 Leila Elamine and Anthony Morano

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