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 Croatian Desserts cookbook

Croatian Desserts Cookbook

  • Pick your favorite sweet
  • Follow the easy-to-make recipe
  • Connect with your most cherished memories

The whiffs of your Gran’s kitchen...

The platefuls of fritule for Christmas...

The all-season walnut roll...

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Paul Musin

This book will cure your nostalgia for Croatia...

50 recipes from all over Croatia are presented in a such a way that it feels like you have got your hands on grandma’s special recipe book. Andrea’s great insider tips and captivating writing style means this is not just a great cookbook but also another insight into the rich Croatian culture via food.

Paul Musin //  Editor of Croatia Week

Bestselling cookbook of Croatian desserts in English

Croatian Desserts is the first cookbook of Croatian sweets in English and with imperial measurements. The recipes are super easy to follow, and the ingredients are expressed in grams and cups. But this is not just a cookbook.

Get it and be ready for the following:

  • It connects you with the Croatian culture through rich culinary storytelling
  • With the clear step-by-step method, it encourages you to take up baking even if you’ve never tried it before 
  • It makes you want to visit Croatia. And when you do, it will be the perfect souvenir for cherishing your memories.

$29.95 USD + shipping

It never tastes like the one your Mom used to make…

We say in Croatia that ‘love travels through the tummy’. I am sure that sweets know that route the best. There is nothing more lovable than a cake baked by Mom, Gran, Wife, Sister… That’s why whatever comes from their cookbook and from their oven tastes the best in the world. 

But what if you’ve never written down the recipes?

Believe me, even if you find the same dessert in a Croatian restaurants, it will never taste the same. Because you probably know that the best Croatian food is prepared at home.  

Now you have the Croatian Desserts Cookbook.

I’ve gone to great lengths to find the most authentic versions of the traditional Croatian sweets. I tested and perfected them in my own kitchen. Now it’s your turn to recreate those flavors and rekindle your passion for Croatia.

Online recipes are sloppy and confusing...

Sometimes we fall in love with a dish on our travels. We come home and search for a recipe so we can keep enjoying those tastes. 

I bet you’ve been initiated into the sumptuous Croatian sweets on your travels. 

If you look for an online recipe to recreate one of our cakes at home, you’ll first get a barrage of confusing dessert names. Translation will be sloppy, method sketchy, and amounts of ingredients will drive you nuts.

C’mon, how many times did you struggle with converting grams into cups?  

This Cookbook solves the problem. It is precise and detailed with ingredients measured in both grams and cups. It features desserts from entire Croatia, introducing each one with an engaging culinary back story.

You will get the recipes you can’t find anywhere else: authentic, tested, easy-to-follow and illustrated with over 500 color images. 

Now, out with the bitterness and in with the sweetness!  

Croatian Desserts cookbook
ticks all the sweet boxes


Light but luxurious: the cookbook is a hybrid hardback, with slightly softer covers but nice wide flaps. It boasts 50 recipes, 500 color images and 224 glossy pages. 


Precise and detailed, ingredients come both in grams and cups, and the step-by-step method is illustrated with at least a dozen images per each recipe.


Authentic and timelessthese 50 Croatian desserts are for all occasions and will appeal to bakers of all skill levels. 


Engaging culinary story introduces each dessert. Lots of historical, ethnographic as well as personal details keep you hooked and lead you to the only next logical step: to bake youself. 

Linda Warley

Reading Andrea’s cookbook inspires me to become a baker...

These recipes are beautifully illustrated and meticulously explained in step-by-step instructions. It is helpful to be told and shown how thin the batter should be, how you know when the egg whites are beaten to the correct consistency, what the dish looks like before it goes into the pot or the oven.

LINDA WARLEY  //  Profesor of English Literature

Tara Banick

Andrea shares the joy of Croatian cuisine with the world...

In her mouth-watering recipes, she gives clear instructions on ingredients and techniques for authentic Croatian recipes that are nearly impossible to learn about elsewhere. And even better, she includes fascinating background on those recipes... their historical context, stories about the regions from which they come, and descriptions of the special occasions they often help to celebrate.

TARA BANICK  //  Doctor of Physical Therapy and Pastry Chef

Toni Krasnic

If you have a sweet tooth, this book is for you...

This book is an essential guide to desserts savored by generations of Croatians. It contains all my favorites, including kremšnite, mađarica, orehnjača, fritule, breskvice, štrukle, and ledeni vjetar cake. 

The combination of recipes and stories will evoke sweet memories to those with Croatian roots and lure those yet to experience Croatia, its culture, and its food.

TONI KRASNIC  //  Founder of Istria Gourmet Food Tours

What you get inside the Croatian Desserts Cookbook

Croatian Desserts Cookbook

Desserts from entire Croatia

50 desserts come from all regions: Dalmatia, Istria, Slavonia, Zagreb County, Zagorje and Međimurje. They are divided into 6 chapters that reflect occasions, such as: lazy morning, Sunday sweets, special occasions, cakes, Christmas sweets and Easter sweets. 

Authentic and passed down 

All of the recipes came from the women in my own family or from close friends.  I learned most of them by watching the women bake. 

Precise recipes

Each recipe lists ingredients in both metric and imperial measurement system. The step-by-step method is super detailed with smart tips to prevent you from making common mistakes. 

Ingredients substitutions 

Some typically Croatian ingredients may be difficult to find in your neck of the world. But you don't need to worry because I give you plenty of suggestions for their substitutions. I even explain what to look for so you can find a micro local substitution.

Croatian cake madjarica

Smart tips and guidelines

Detailed instructions include smart tips and cautions against common mistakes. Read those hacks coloured in red: they’ll make you laugh but also spare you a few disasters.

Bond with Croatia

Read dessert intros if you want to know why and how we indulge in them in Croatia. If you are keen on learning Croatian, take note of the pronunciation - the apostrophe marks which syllable is stressed.    

My Croatian Desserts Cookbook is for you if:

  • You want to recreate classic easy-to-make sweets and nurture your Croatia connection.
  • You remember Croatian desserts from your childhood but you lost your Gran’s or your Mom’s recipe book.
  • You traveled to Croatia, fell in love with our sweets and you want to bake them in your own kitchen.

  • You want to wow your Croatian spouse, in-laws or friends by learning to bake our sweets.
  • You want a perfect Croatian souvenir. Or maybe a gift that captures Croatia's essence.

Now you found it...

Get your yummy copy of 

50 Croatian Desserts Cookbook 

Recreate these classic, easy-to-make sweets

and nurture your Croatia connection.   

Croatian Desserts Cookbook

224 glossy full color pages

50 step-by-step recipes

more than 500 images

expert baking tips mixed with insightful storytelling... 

$29.95 USD + shipping

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Join other happy bakers...

Irena Rasin

Many of the sweets transported me to my own childhood...

Andrea’s incredible baking skills are hard to match, but her choice of words, as delicious as the recipes themselves, and smart tips (“we eat them with hands”, “your biceps will burn like crazy”) will inspire even the most timid of bakers to awaken their sweet tooth and bring home the delightful flavors of authentic Croatian tradition. 

IRENA STANIC RASIN  //  Author and translator

Sarah Hodge

Andrea's recipes are authentic yet approachable...

I was instantly transported back to my Polish grandmother’s kitchen, where baking marathons meant holidays and love. It is a beautifully written (and photographed) ode to the women in our lives and to classic Croatian desserts that have stood the test of time.

SARAH B. HODGE  //  Food and travel writer

Paula Villaseca

A book full of treats that will take you back home every time...

This book took me back 'home' in a way I had not expected. My heart leaped when I realized that what I had been eating in this unknown land was Croatian food all along. All of these sweets I had eaten a thousand times, I just didn't know their names. I didn't even know they were Croatian as such - just my granny's home cooking.

PAULA VILLASECA  //  Anthropologist

Jasna Capo

Cookbook with a sense of pure exuberance...

Andrea’s Croatian Desserts carry a sense of pure exuberance: from the joy of preparation, the delight of tasting, all the way to rekindling the happy memories when her Granny or Mum would sweeten Sunday gatherings with a dessert. A special treat is granted to those who read recipes’ intros, where Andrea locates each dessert in historical and personal space and time.

JASNA ČAPO  //  Author and anthropologist

Chris Backe

Sumptuous in the way it looks and tastes...

Whether you live in Croatia or just have it on your bucket list, Andrea's book brings the tastes of Croatia to wherever you are. There's a great variety of recipes here, from a Sweet Cheese Strudel to a Chestnut Parfait, and a thoughtful page design that ensures the ingredients are always on display. Excellent photography makes it as sumptuous to look at as the desserts are to eat. 

CHRIS BACKE  //  Travel writer


We want to bake these desserts...

Not only is Andrea Pisac a Croatia expert, but she is also a wonderful baker. We are thrilled to read her beautiful cookbook with so many authentic recipes, and we can't wait to return to Europe so that we can bake them ourselves. 

DARYL & MINDI HIRSCH  //  Co-editors of 2FoodTrippers

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ANDREA PISAC  //  Author

Why me? I am an award-winning writer who also has a PhD degree in anthropology. When I left my successful academic career in London and came back to Croatia, I knew I had to invent my own job. Fast forward a few years and I’ve created this blog: a unique travel resource for anyone interested in Croatia and its culture. Read more about me...

Why the cookbook? My biggest talent is to depict, illustrate and convey something or someplace. I mixed that with my love for baking and voila. Here’s the book of sweets that does just that.

Iva Silla

The bottom line? This book is a must!

The first time I read Andrea's blog I thought 'who is this person with such a fresh and meaningful approach'? She caught my attention and left me impatient for her next piece of writing. I've been eagerly waiting for her cookbook too. And to say that it's up to my expectations is not enough. Because with all the colourful stories and interesting observations that fill the pages of the book, it wasn’t the tastes nor the memories that I enjoyed the most. It was the passion and the rare dedication that Andrea poured into its creation. 

IVA SILLA  //  Founder of Secret Zagreb

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