Bazlamača – Croatian Sweet Cornbread

Old fashion, almost forgotten Croatian sweet cornbread was a typical Croatian breakfast over the centuries 🙂

Croatian Northwest cuisine is based on breads, especially corn breads and all related dishes. This cake makes a great breakfast, which you can compliment with jam or fruit.


Bazlamača - Croatian Sweet Cornbread

  • 500 g cottage cheese
  • 150 g sugar
  • 1 litre of milk
  • a pinch of salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 litre of sour cream
  • 300 g of corn flour
  • 300 g all purpose flour
  • 40 g baking powder

My recommendation is to use only half of each ingredient for a baking sheet 46 by 33 cm. It will serve 6-8 people.
The original recipe has these measurements since in the old days families were larger. But that’s another topic entirely 🙂


Mix both flours with salt and baking powder.

In another bowl mix cottage cheese well with milk, sour cream, sugar, salt and eggs.

Combine the two mixtures and mix until you get a smooth, medium thick batter.

Grease the baking sheet. Pour the batter in and bake at 180 °C until golden brown.

When the cake is done, allow it to cool slightly and cut as desired. Cake’s surface can additionally be sprinkled with powdered sugar.

Enjoy 🙂

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