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[VIDEO] Croatian Recipes: Medenjaci

Medenjaci (Photo credit: medjimurje.hr)

Medenjaci are a type of gingerbread biscuit and are popular little treats in Croatia especially popular around the festive season.

Check out this heart-shaped recipe which includes white chocolate for a tasty decorative effect.


Plain flour – 300 g
Honey – 260 g
White chocolate – 150 g
Butter – 100 g
Cocoa powder – 2 teaspoons
Nutmeg – 1/2 teaspoon
Corn flour (not corn starch) – 60 g
Cinnamon powder – 1 teaspoon
Milk – 30 ml
Gingerbread spice mix – 1 teaspoon



1. Sift the flour into a bowl, then sift in the corn flour, cocoa, cinnamon, nutmeg, mix of spices for gingerbread and stir all the ingredients together with a whisk.

2. In a pot put in the butter, some milk and honey and cook on a low heat whilst regularly mixing. After 2-3 minutes of cooking add to the mixture and mix together.

3. Shape the dough into a ball. Cover on top with baking paper and roll out the dough to a thickness of 5 millimeters.

4. Remove the paper and with a heart-shaped mould cut out the shapes. Remove the excess dough carefully.

5. Place the heart-shaped medenjaci on baking paper on a tray.

6. Bake for 15 minutes in the oven at 180°C.

7. While they are cooling melt down the white chocolate. Dip half of the medenjaci into the melted white chocolate and place on a rack.

Check out the video recipe below:

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