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VIDEO: Croatian recipes: Čupavci

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Čupavci (Photo: Fini Recepti)

Čupavci, or the Croatian lamingtons, are jam-filled sponge cake squares coated with an outer layer of chocolate sauce and rolled in desiccated coconut.

Check out this easy recipe from top Croatian chef Almo Čatlak.

Ingredients

Sponge
Eggs – 3
Sugar – 150 g
Oil – 160 ml
Milk – 100 ml
Flour (rough) – 230 g
Baking powder – 10 g

Topping
Milk – 120 ml
Cooking chocolate – 150 g
Butter – 150 g
Sugar – 100 g
Coconut – 100 g
Jam

Čupavci

Instructions

1. Sift the flour and yeast in a bowl, add sugar, oil, milk, eggs and beat together.

2. Pour the mixture into a baking tray lined with parchment paper and cook in the oven at 190°C for around 20 minutes.

3. Take the sponge out of the oven and let it cool on a tray. When cool cut in half. One half spread jam (of your choice) over and then put the other half on top.

4. Boil water in a pot, cover with a plate. On the plate put the cooking chocolate, butter, sugar and milk (120 ml) and keep mixing until it all melts.

5. Cut the jam-filled sponge into squares.

6. Dip the squares into the chocolate sauce and then roll in coconut.

Dobar tek!

Check out the short video with instructions below:

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