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Croatian Cooking: How to Nail Zagorski Štrukli

How-to-make-Zagorski-Štrukli-Recipe-960x500Ever prepared a dish with ‘intangible cultural heritage’ status? Well here is your chance…

Probably the most traditional of Croatia’s traditional dishes, Zagorski Štrukli is a popular dish served largely in households across Hrvatsko Zagorje and Zagreb regions in the north of the country. Composed of dough and various types of filling, usually cheese, Štrukli can be either cooked or baked. In 2007 Zagorski Štrukli were inducted into the list of Croatia’s intangible cultural heritage, maintained by Croatia’s ministry of culture.


  • 5 & a 1/3 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 5 eggs
  • 200 mls of water
  • One tablespoon cooking oil
  • Two pinches of salt
  • 2 1/2 pounds dry curd cottage cheese or ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup of melted butter
  • 4 cups heavy cream
Zagorski Štrukli. Photo credit Vuglec Breg Winery

Zagorski Štrukli. Photo credit Vuglec Breg Winery

Travel and food blogger Chasing the Donkey shares with us her tried and true step by step recipe how to absolutely nail Zagorski Štrukli. Check it out here.

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