All posts tagged: croatia

Croatian Fig Tart Recipe

Have you been watching Rick Stein’s ‘Venice To Istanbul’ TV series? I’m rather hooked, as I’m a big fan of the cuisine he’s lucky enough to be eating, drinking and cooking his way through, having grown up in Cyprus. As I’ve mentioned previously, Cypriot cuisine really does take inspiration from all of the countries surrounding it. I’ve been meaning to buy the cookbook accompanying the series, but when I came across one of the recipes for a Croatian Fig Tart in BBC Good Food Magazine, I had to try it out. I was cooking it for a dinner party, perhaps a bit risky for a first attempt, but luckily it turned out well and was very yummy indeed! Here’s the recipe: Ingredients PASTRY: 170g plain flour, sifted, plus extra for dusting Pinch salt 100g unsalted butter, cubed 50g caster sugar 1 egg yolk 50ml double cream FILLING: 500g mascarpone cheese 6 tbsp clear honey 6 large, 7 medium or 8 small fresh figs, stems trimmed, halved Method For pastry, mix flour, salt and butter until …

Throwback Thursday – Sesame Restaurant, Dubrovnik

This week’s Throwback Thursday is about a lovely little restaurant close to Dubrovnik’s city centre, called Sesame. Tim and I went on holiday to Croatia in July 2013. It was a bit of a strange holiday as my Dad had passed away in Cyprus only the month before. I really wasn’t sure if it was appropriate to go, but we’d had it booked for a year, and my friends and family said it would do me good to take my mind off everything and to relax for a while. Thankfully the bosses at my company at the time were incredibly lovely and fine with me taking the extra time off, and I’m glad I did it. We stayed in a large hotel called the Rixos Libertas, right on the coast, about a 20 minute walk from the centre of Dubrovnik. For the first time, we were staying on an all-inclusive basis, which I was always a little hesitant about, but the quality of the food and drink in the hotel was fantastic. One of their …