Black Risotto_ Learn to make a traditional Croatian cuttlefish risotto

Up early in the morning to beat the crowds on the trams, and make my way to the food cornucopia of “Dolac”, in the center of Zagreb. I’m off to buy the cuttlefish for our risotto. Black risotto is of course a Dalmatian dish, but in Zagreb we get some of the best seafood delivered to the market every day

Creamy, decadent rice with white wine and slow poached cuttlefish that melts on the tongue like holy communion, now thats the business right there. This is usually served as a starter in Dalmatia, but a nice big portion accompanied with some tossed salad, and a good slice of sourdough, makes one great lunch or dinner. All you need with that is the sea breeze, and a good glass of Croatian wine, like Plavac.

Learn all this tips and tricks, from choosing your fish at the market, to cleaning and preparing it. Whats the best rice? What type of wine? We have you covered with this 2 hour cooking class 

What’s included:

Recipe in English and Croatian

2 hour online workshop

Professional chef instructor

A short history of the dish

 

HOW THESE VIRTUAL CLASSES WORK:

1) After registering/payment, you will be sent a link to log into the class at the appointed date/time.

2) One day before the class you will be sent a copy of the recipes we’ll be making, so you can cook from them again after the class.

3) This class lasts two hours

(FULL) Traditional Croatian Štrudel_ Learn to hand stretch your own homemade filo pastry!

 

(This workshop is fully booked)

Apricot strudel

Sitting back after a beautiful meal by the crystal Adriatic Sea, waiting on the finishing touch; a crisp, refreshing strudel and maybe a glass of sweet “Prošek”. Maybe the sea view is out of reach this year, but delicious Croatian food is just as good when you make it at home.

Learn all the tips and tricks behind hand stretching your own homemade filo pastry. Create an amazing traditional Croatian dessert that will WOW your family and friends and transport yourself to Croatia with this fantastic 2-hour cooking class.

Strudel in any form is a favorite dessert on many Croatian menus. Thin crisp filo pastry surrounding tart, sweet fruit and served with a good dollop of whipped cream; what could be better. Most Croatian dishes are influenced in one way or another by its rich and varied history. Filo pastry came from the Ottomans, who ruled the Balkans for a long period from the 1400’s, and like all good food, Croatians soon fell in love with it. In Međimurje, in the north-west, they layer the pastry with, walnuts, poppy seeds, apple and fresh cheese to make a rich and delicious “Gibanica”. In Zagorje they fill the pastry with fresh cheese and eggs, and either bake it with loads of cream, or make a delicious “Štrukli” soup. My favorite use for this “fun to make” pastry is “Štrudel”.

 

What’s included:

Recipe in English and Croatian

2 hour online workshop

Professional chef instructor

A short history of the dish

 

HOW THESE VIRTUAL CLASSES WORK:

1) After registering/payment, you will be sent a link to log into the class at the appointed date/time.

2) One day before the class you will be sent a copy of the recipes we’ll be making, so you can cook from them again after the class.

3) This class lasts two hours