Prekmurska Gibanica Recipe: Savoring Slovenia's Layered Delight

Dish recipes: Prekmurska gibanica
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Embark on a culinary journey through Slovenia with our Prekmurska Gibanica recipe, a beloved layered pastry that represents the country's sweet culinary traditions. In this article, we'll guide you through preparing Prekmurska Gibanica, a delectable pastry with layers of flavor, while exploring its cultural significance.

Discovering Prekmurska Gibanica

Prekmurska Gibanica is more than just a pastry it's a symbol of Slovenia's rich culinary heritage. This layered delight offers a harmonious blend of sweet ingredients and is a favorite treat among locals and visitors alike.

Ingredients You'll Need:

For the Filling:

500g (1.1 lbs) cottage cheese

100g (3.5 oz) poppy seeds

100g (3.5 oz) crushed walnuts

2 apples, grated

100g (3.5 oz) raisins

3 eggs

150g (5.3 oz) sugar

For the Pastry Layers:

Filo pastry sheets

Butter (for brushing)


Preparing Prekmurska Gibanica:

Start by preparing the filling. In a bowl, combine 500g (1.1 lbs) of cottage cheese, 100g (3.5 oz) of poppy seeds, 100g (3.5 oz) of crushed walnuts, grated apples, 100g (3.5 oz) of raisins, 3 eggs, and 150g (5.3 oz) of sugar. Mix until you have a uniform, sweet filling.

Lay a filo pastry sheet in a greased baking dish. Brush it with melted butter.

Repeat the process, layering filo pastry sheets and brushing each with melted butter, until you have several layers.

Spread a portion of the sweet filling over the pastry layers.

Continue layering filo pastry sheets and sweet filling until you've used all the filling.

Finish with a final layer of filo pastry sheets, generously brushed with melted butter.

Baking Prekmurska Gibanica:

Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C (350°F) for about 45-50 minutes, or until the pastry is golden brown and the filling is set.

Allow the Prekmurska Gibanica to cool before slicing and savoring this delightful layered pastry.