by | Feb 3, 2022 | PODCAST | 0 comments

“Šiko Šiko”- two simple words, used in baby talk, employed to tell children that something is very good to eat. So, in order to make you gain weight only by listening to our words, in this new podcast we’ll be talking about some very good food which is prepared in our villages. Today, we are celebrating “San Biagio”, so we must open this new section with THE recipe that is typically ours, more than the others are. What are we talking about? Obviously, we’re talking about the Kolači which are prepared and eaten on this day, the day of “San Biagio” (February 3rd), especially in Acquaviva. In fact, these pastries are distributed to pilgrims arriving at the village church to get their throat blessed! Nowadays, the term Kolač is used to indicate only this kind of pastry, but in the past, the term was used for all kinds of pastries, sweets, biscuits… In Montemitro, for example, there is a difference between Kolač, dry biscuits and Kolačiča, filled with kaškavuneska. But what is this?

 Just listen to the podcast to learn about it.

And here’s the “traditional” recipe from Acquaviva; try to make Kolači and let us know how good they are!


For the filling “kaškavuneska”:

  • Grape jam
  • Various jams (black cherry, …)
  • Cooked must
  • Honey
  • Cinnamon
  • Cloves
  • Chocolate
  • Coffee
  • Bread crumbs
  • Almonds and nuts

For the dough:

  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Oil
  • White wine
  • Anise


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