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Croatian kiflice biscuits

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Recipe may contain gluten, milk, soy, sesame and egg.

This sweet biscuit, which looks similar to a mini croissant, is filled with sour plum jam and is a popular Croatian baked treat.

11 Ingredients


  • 3 egg yolks

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 250g unsalted butter, softened

  • 2 tbsp dark rum (optional)

  • 1/3 tsp vanilla essence

  • 1 lemon, zested

  • 1 cup sour cream

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 500g all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting

  • Podravka plum jam (sour plum jam, see note)

  • Icing sugar, to serve

8 Method Steps


  • Step 1

    Line a large baking tray with baking paper.

  • Step 2

    With a hand mixer, combine the egg yolks

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    (3 egg yolks) and sugar (1 cup white sugar) in a bowl.


  • Step 3

    Add butter (250g unsalted butter, softened), rum (2 tbsp dark rum (optional)) (if using), vanilla essence (1/3 tsp vanilla essence), lemon (1 lemon, zested) zest, sour cream (1 cup sour cream), baking powder (1 tsp baking powder) and combine well.

  • Step 4

    Slowly add the flour (500g all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting), 1 cup at a time, until you have a dough ball, and it’s sticky and light in colour (you may not need the full 500g).

  • Step 5

    Wrap dough in cling film and place in the fridge for 30 mins. After 30 mins, remove your dough and preheat your oven to 180C.

  • Step 6

    On a dusted workbench, divide your dough into three equal portions, dust with flour and roll out into a circle the size of a dinner plate. Using a pizza cutter, slice your dough into 8-10 equal triangle-shaped portions.

  • Step 7

    At the wide end of the triangle, place a dollop of jam (Podravka plum jam (sour plum jam, see note)), tuck in the sides and then roll down towards the point. They will look a bit like a croissant.

  • Step 8

    Place on a tray and bake for 15-20 mins, or until golden brown. Serve, dusted with icing sugar (Icing sugar, to serve).
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Recipe Notes

Notes: if you can’t find sour plum jam, normal plum jam is fine – it will just make a sweeter biscuit! You could also use Nutella o crushed walnuts. 

Image by Holly Berckelman

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