This recipe for priganice dough balls is delicious! Unexpected, delicious new foods are one of the best bits of travelling. One dish which continually delights and surprises our guests is ‘priganice’ (that’s the name for these dough balls in Montenegro, but every country in the Western Balkans has their equivalent, from uštipci in Serbia to petulla in Albania). A main staple of any Balkan kitchen, these fritters are quick to whip up. Most often served at breakfast, priganice are equally good any time of day. Our friend Tanja, a talented cook, loves to serve them to our guests as a starter to a Montenegrin lunchtime feast, using them to showcase her family’s delectable home-produced honey. The reaction is always one of glee when essentially doughnuts appear first on the table! It’s rare a single dough ball is left. We're often asked for the recipe for priganice, so without further ado, scroll down to find out how you can make perfect ones at home. Of course, if you come on any of our adventures, we'll happily arrange a cooking class with locals to perfect your technique! You can also pay close attention to the video we made below, in which Tanja gives priganice masterclasses to some of our Lake Skadar guests. If you just want to get to the recipe, scroll down. Watch this video in which we take a priganice cooking class! Here's Tanja's recipe for priganice Serves 6-8 hungry people Ingredients Flour Yeast Sugar Salt Olive oil Vegetable oil (for frying) Instructions 1. Take a large mixing bowl and add some warm water to the bottom (about 2-3 fingers deep). The water flowing from Tanja’s taps and indeed most village taps in Montenegro is natural spring water, but mains water will do just fine. 2. Fill a wooden cooking
This recipe for priganice dough balls is delicious! Unexpected, delicious new foods are one of the best bits of travelling. One dish which continually delights and surprises our guests is ‘priganice’ (that’s the name for these dough balls in Montenegro, but every country in the Western Balkans has their equivalent, from uštipci in Serbia to
Despite the success of our yoga and sound healing retreat the other weekend, it's not all vegan raw food experiences at Villa Miela! Sometimes, you have to swing in the opposite direction and embrace the best dish to come out of the Balkans – peka - or sač as we call it in Montenegro. Ever since we bought our second home on Vis island and spent time with the legend that is Oliver Roki, we've loved a good peka. It's an ancient cuisine that sees you placing your ingredients into a deep dish with a cast iron lid, and then slow-cooking the contents with hot embers above and below the pot for 3 to 4 hours. The ultimate slow food! Montenegrin cooking also has a version of this dish, but here it's called pod sač, which I've sampled many times. Pod sač uses meat, potatoes, plentiful oil and vegeta (a catch-all, ubiquitous Balkan herb blend) and when done well is melt-in-your-mouth delicious – but Montenegrins prefer their food stripped back and simple. Peka on the other hand, takes this basic concept and adds generous levels of Mediterranean flavours. The Croatian version includes plentiful vegetables, natural herbs and wine - it's food as a luxury, something to fuss over and get exactly right, where every detail has to be just so as a matter of personal pride. That's the kind of cooking I identify with! Online tutorials and recipes can only get you so far and with Oliver sadly too far away to give me a Croatian cooking lesson, we enlisted instead our lovely friends Damir and Vanda, who as proud Croatians living in Montenegro were only too happy to pass on their tips for making the perfect peka. Slow Food Recipe for 'Peka' or 'Pod Sač' If you'd like to
Despite the success of our yoga and sound healing retreat the other weekend, it’s not all vegan raw food experiences at Villa Miela! Sometimes, you have to swing in the opposite direction and embrace the best dish to come out of the Balkans – peka – or sač as we call it in Montenegro. Ever
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