The region of Zagorje has given Croatian culture some of the best dishes to be found. Although many associate Croatian cuisines with Dalmatia and seafood, it’s the continental gastronomy that all Croats relate to as “soul food.”
The famous dish we all grew up with is the Zagorje strudel – štrukli. Simple in preparation and delicious in taste, this delicious cheese pastry is ideal for an appetizer or a healthy snack, so roll up your sleeves and get down to business (and thank us later)!


Dough ingredients:250 g hard flour,250 g soft flour,1 egg,50 ml oil,300 ml water, salt; Filling ingredients:750 g cottage cheese,2 eggs, salt; Dressing ingredients:½ cooking cream;


Stir the dough ingredients until the mixture turns sticky, and split in half. Form two dough balls, moisten them with oil, and cover to rest for 30 minutes. Sprinkle the cloth-covered table with some flour, then roll out the dough with a rolling pin. Mix filling ingredients together, and spread over the bottom layer. Roll in the dough to form a strudel, and cut into small to medium-sized slices. Bring water to a boil, add oil and salt, and put in strudels. Wait to boil again, and leave to simmer for 3 minutes. Take out cooked strudels and place them in a greased baking pan, pour over cooking cream and bake at 180 degrees until gold crispy.

zagorje strudel with cheese and cream
zagorje strudel with cheese and cream

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