2 hrs 30 mins
1 hr 30 mins
The best way to translate the name is “folded cake”. This is one of the most famous and loved Slovenian dishes. It comes from our most eastern region Prekmurje whose cousine is inspired by Hungarian and Austrian traditions. The recipe is very old and varies a little from family to family. I got this one from a Slovenian cookbook to be certain that all the measurements are correct. The preparation takes quite some time but it is all worth it.
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Cottage cheese filling
- 1Mix the dough from all the ingredients until it is elastic and smooth. Divide it into 12 pieces. Leave it to rest for half an hour.
- 2To make poppy filling boil the milk and mix it into poppy seeds. Add sugar and vanilla essence.
- 3Mash the cottage cheese until smooth, add egg, cream and as much raisins as you like.
- 4Pour boiled milk over walnuts. Add sugar, vanilla essence and cinnamon. Mix it until smooth and creamy. If you need add some more milk.
- 5Peel and grate the apples. Sauté them with the sugar in a small pan for 5 minutes. Add cinnamon and lemon zest.
- 6When all the fillings are ready, roll and stretch the dough to fit into the deep pan. Leave them on a floured clean tablecloth to dry a bit.
- 7To put “gibanica” together gently put one piece of dough into the greased pan. Spread on it the poppy filling and cover it with another sheet of dough. Brush it with melted butter.
- 8Spread on it the cottage cheese filling and again cover it with sheet of dough which you brush with butter.
- 9Do the same with walnut and apple filling.
- 10Repeat the fillings in the same order.
- 11Put the remaining sheets of dough on the top and brush them with butter.
- 12Pour the cream over it and bake it on 180-200 °C for an hour.
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Nutritional Facts for Slovenian Traditional - Prekmurska Gibanica
Serving Size: 1 (276 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 809.1
- Calories from Fat 381
- Total Fat 42.4 g
- Saturated Fat 9.6 g
- Cholesterol 83.5 mg
- Sodium 295.2 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 87.1 g
- Dietary Fiber 7.3 g
- Sugars 28.9 g
- Protein 24.9 g