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Croatia bregovska pita

This document provides a recipe for Bregovska pita, an 8-layer filo pie that is part of Croatia's intangible cultural heritage. The recipe calls for layers of filo dough with fillings including apples, walnuts, raisins, sugar, cinnamon, and butter between each layer. The pie is baked for 45 minutes at 200C, cooled, cut into cubes, and sprinkled with powdered sugar. Bregovska pita is a 200-year-old holiday tradition in Koprivnički Bregi, Croatia, with the recipe passed down through generations. In 2012, it was officially recognized as part of Croatia's intangible cultural heritage.

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BREGOVSKA PITA
(8-layer filo pie)
Dough:
 40 dg smooth flour
 a pinch of salt
 4 tablespoons of butter
 1 egg
 lukewarm water if necesarry
 Knead smooth dough and divide into 8 balls to make
8 layers and leave it to rest for about half hour.
Filling:
 20 dg ground walnuts
 25 dg raisins
 40 dg sugar
 little bit of cinnamon
 20 dg melted butter
 8-9 sour apples – peeled and cut into thin slices.
 2 dcl cream mixed with one whole egg
 Grease the pan with butter and put in thinly
stretched
 1 layer of dough - put the apple slices on it, sprinkle
with sugar and cinnamon, pour with 3 tablespoons
melted butter.Then put
 2 layer - sprinkle with walnuts, sugar, pour with
melted butter and sprinkle with cream.
 3 layer - sprinkle with raisins, sugar, pour with
butter and sprinkle with cream
 4 layer- all over again - apples, sugar, cinnamon and
butter
 5 layer - walnuts,sugar,melted butter and cream
 6 layer - raisins, sugar, butter and cream
 7 layer - apples, sugar, cinnamon and butter
 8 layer - put the dough on the top and cover it
with cream
 Before baking pierce the top layer with a fork in
several places. Put the pie to bake on 2000C for
about 45 minutes.When it is baked, leave it to cool
down a bit, cut into cubes and sprinkle with
powdered sugar.

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Croatia bregovska pita

  • 2. Dough:  40 dg smooth flour  a pinch of salt  4 tablespoons of butter  1 egg  lukewarm water if necesarry  Knead smooth dough and divide into 8 balls to make 8 layers and leave it to rest for about half hour.
  • 3. Filling:  20 dg ground walnuts  25 dg raisins  40 dg sugar  little bit of cinnamon  20 dg melted butter  8-9 sour apples – peeled and cut into thin slices.  2 dcl cream mixed with one whole egg  Grease the pan with butter and put in thinly stretched
  • 4.  1 layer of dough - put the apple slices on it, sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon, pour with 3 tablespoons melted butter.Then put  2 layer - sprinkle with walnuts, sugar, pour with melted butter and sprinkle with cream.  3 layer - sprinkle with raisins, sugar, pour with butter and sprinkle with cream
  • 5.  4 layer- all over again - apples, sugar, cinnamon and butter  5 layer - walnuts,sugar,melted butter and cream  6 layer - raisins, sugar, butter and cream  7 layer - apples, sugar, cinnamon and butter  8 layer - put the dough on the top and cover it with cream
  • 6.  Before baking pierce the top layer with a fork in several places. Put the pie to bake on 2000C for about 45 minutes.When it is baked, leave it to cool down a bit, cut into cubes and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
  • 7. Bregovska pita - intangible cultural heritage of Croatia  There is a 200 year-old holiday tradition in Koprivnički Bregi. Each Christmas, Ester and Saint Roch Day (16 August) a special cake Bregovska pita is prepared. Nowadays it is still prepared following the old recipe which is typical for this village. The recipe has been passed down from generation to generation among women in families by word of mouth.
  • 8.  On 29 May 2012 Croatian Ministry of Culture brought a resolution according which Bregovska pita is now placed on the list of Croatian intangible cultural heritage.