Croatian Krafne Doughnuts

Croatian Krafne Doughnuts

A classic winter treat, Croatian Krafne Doughnuts are best made by hand from a dough as soft as hotel pillows, with a touch of lemon zest and rum or brandy, and come together in 2 hours or less. So much fun to fry and roll…

Sour Cherry Panna Cotta

Sour Cherry Panna Cotta

A faster than lightening Italian panna cotta with a beautiful velvety texture, topped with a sour cherry sauce made with Croatian cherry wine and pistachios, all providing every texture and complimentary flavor imaginable for your summer dessert from the refrigerator. Best of all, no ovens…

Croatian Plum (or Sour Cherry) Cake

Croatian Plum (or Sour Cherry) Cake

Croatians love simplicity. Prosciutto, cheese, bread, tomatoes, olives, wine. Fruit can serve as dessert. Cheese can come with breakfast. Croatian desserts mainly come from the two main cultural influences: Roman/Venetian and Austro-Hungarian. The latter is filled with tortes and custard and streusel. The former comes…

Drinking Plums with Friends / Croatian Plum Tart

Drinking Plums with Friends / Croatian Plum Tart

No matter the light that entered my family’s house, no matter which of my father’s houses that the light entered; if a holiday morning,  a quiet Sunday, a winter’s chill,  or after one of my mother’s European midday meals– My family’s Croatian link was Sljivovica.…

Croatian Almond Roll

Croatian Almond Roll

Christmas for Easter I entered the Christmas season with a plan to make 12 days of Christmas baking recipes in less than two weeks. Then, I felt overwhelmed and squeezed my time into an almost impossible plan. I like to do that, since I tend…

Medenjaci (Ginger Honey) Sandwich Cookies

Medenjaci (Ginger Honey) Sandwich Cookies

Croatian American Holiday Baking I did not grow up with Medenjaci. My mother, an avid baker, who filled full notebooks of ONLY Christmas recipes, often made gingerbread cookies, ginger spice biscuits, and homemade gingerbread houses, with the help of my brother and me. She was…

The Torta of Split

The Torta of Split

Spalata My father’s family moved from the Dalmatian town of Drnis to seaside Split, Croatia in the late 1960’s. My grandfather built a home there, just up the main hill from the Riva waterfront, less than 10 minutes from the Diocletian Palace, a summer/retirement home…

Welcome to The Storied Spoon

Welcome to The Storied Spoon

The Storied Spoon is a warm, inviting hearth full of experience, authenticity, and humor. And some lovely photos to boot. Guides to sweet and savory baking and comfort foods is at your disposal. Learn more by subscribing to our newsletter and connecting with The Storied…