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slovenian donuts - "krofi"

Updated on December 21, 2013

slovenian "carnival donut"

Because I'm a "Slovenian guy", of course I just love Slovenian cooking, especially Slovenian pastry and desserts. Some of the most famous by tourists known Slovenian pastries are the "potica" (walnut cake, walnut roulade), or the "krof" (round donut, or doughnut). The "Slovenian krof" is a dessert pastry, not a typical fall harvest food, but normally prepared for the carnival period in Slovenia. So, the "original" Slovenian "krof" is derived from Ptuj (north-eastern part of Slovenia, where the carnival traditions are the best preserved), known as "pustni krof" (carnival donut). But now is the "krof" spread throughout Slovenia. Also, this donut isn't anymore a typical "carnival" pastry, but they prepare it "throughout" the year. Even in Slovenia on this time, they eat "krofi" more in autumn and winter. One of the Slovenian places, known by tourists for their excellent donuts, is not only Ptuj, but also "Trojane" (a village, little bit north of Ljubljana). Famous are their "pudding donuts".

Variants of the Slovenian donut is also very known for instance in Austria, Germany... (central and eastern Europe). In Germany, filled with "pudding", this donut is called: "Berliner Donut" (a little different from the Slovenian pudding-donut).

The recipe is very easy, even for a non-cook, as me. I'm happy, my mom teached me how to make Slovenian donuts. I would say: just try it too, and let me know how they tasted.

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What ingredients do you need?

650 gr wheat flour

50 gr yeast

3 dl milk

6 egg yolks

60 gr butter

60 gr sugar

2 tablespoons rum

salt, powdered sugar, lemon peel, sunflower oil

(With this ingredients you can prepare about 30 donuts, depending on the size)

How to prepare Slovenian "pustni krofi"

* add the wheat flour in a bowl; make a hole in the flour

* let the yeast rise in warm milk

* in the hole we add the rised yeast, and then a mass to prepare before as follows

* mix the egg yolks until they become a foamy mass

* add to the mixed yolks the sugar, the melted butter, the oil, the grated lemon peel, salt, rum, and the rest of the warm milk

* add the prepared mass to the hole in the flour with the rised yealt

* shape the dough and knead well (with a dough mixer)

* cover the dough with a kitchen towel, and let rise about 1 hour

Frying Slovenian Donut Dough Rounds

* roll out the rised dough (1,5 cm thick)

* cut out circles with a glass

* let the circles still rise for a moment covered withh a kitchen towel

* let the circles fry in hot palm oil (about 190°)

* the oil temperature is ready to fry, when around a wooden spoon in the hot oil are rising little bubbles

* fry the dough circles for about 2-4 minuts

* turn them around, and let fry the other side for 2-4 minuts

* the color must be "brown-yellow"...

** The "white ring" in the middle around the donut is the pride of every housewife

After frying: let the "krof" (donut) rest on some paper towel.

When they are almost "cooled": sprinkle some flowered sugar over the "krof".

Different Variants of Slovenian Doughnuts

Original Slovenian krof

Without sugar on the donut, or without any filling.

Topped with flowered sugar

* Top the donuts with some flowered sugar (using a small sieve).

* Or: Just after you take the donuts out of the fryer, when they are still a little bit warm,

sprinkle with a little bit of granulated sugar, which then melts slightly on the donut.

Filled with marmalade or vanilla cream

When cooled, just inject with a syringe a little bit of apricot marmalade or vanilla cream

Topped with chocolate

On one of your former favorite variant, you can top them with melted chocolate

and if you like, also with some coconut flakes.

Just enjoy watching them in the following photo gallery.

Variants of the Slovenian doughnut

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Original Slovenian donutsGarnished with flowered sugar.Topped with chocolate and coconut flakesFrying the donutsPrepared donut circlesDifferent variants of donutsFilled with marmaladeFilling the donutsGarnished with chocolate and coconut flakesOriginal "krofi" with flowered sugar
Original Slovenian donuts
Original Slovenian donuts
Garnished with flowered sugar.
Garnished with flowered sugar.
Topped with chocolate and coconut flakes
Topped with chocolate and coconut flakes
Frying the donuts
Frying the donuts
Prepared donut circles
Prepared donut circles
Different variants of donuts
Different variants of donuts
Filled with marmalade
Filled with marmalade
Filling the donuts
Filling the donuts
Garnished with chocolate and coconut flakes
Garnished with chocolate and coconut flakes
Original "krofi" with flowered sugar
Original "krofi" with flowered sugar

Find the Best DONUT Recipe

150 Best Donut Recipes: Fried or Baked
150 Best Donut Recipes: Fried or Baked

This delicious collection of donut recipes features a wide variety of choices.

 

Slovenian Pudding Donut

Typical Slovenian Donut filled with Pudding

Most Original Slovenian Donut

Most typical Orginal "Slovenski Krof" covered with "flower sugar"

Poll about the Slovenian KROF

What would be YOUR favorite Slovenian donut,

See results

Duel Debate about "Slovenian krof"

Would you like to taste the "original" krof? or?...

YES- The original would be just fine...

YES- The original would be just fine...

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    • poldepc lm 4 years ago

      the blobs, they do prepare them too here in Belgium on the "fairs"...they are just a little bit "oilier"...thanks for your visit and comment

    • Ibidii 4 years ago

      I love this recipe is great! It reminds me of my Grandmother's dough 'blobs'. Same basic formula, except she does not cut the donuts out with a glass. she just grabs a hand full and it fry's up in a wild shape. They like to put honey, powdered sugar or jam on them. I liked her jam so I put jam on mine. :D Great lens!

    • Malu Couttolenc 4 years ago

      I would like to try them all :)

    • poldepc lm 4 years ago

      all good choices Thx for the comment

    • Thamisgith 4 years ago

      original for me (to start with at least)

    • rawwwwwws lm 4 years ago

      original

    • elyria 4 years ago

      I would stick with the original, they are the yummiest :)

    • poldepc lm 4 years ago

      if I could send you some?... :):):) Thx for your nice comment

    • Donnette Davis 4 years ago from South Africa

      YES PLEASE!

    • poldepc lm 4 years ago

      Sometimes I love a filled one with marmalade; but I'm a "traditional" boy, so...just give me some "original" ones...:)

    YES ...BUT...The other variants, filled with marmalade, or pudding; or topped with chocolate would also be very delicious

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      • poldepc lm 4 years ago

        I love all of them :))

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I'm going for filled with pudding and topped with chocolate...that's what I want!

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Variety is the spice of life!

      • lionmom100 4 years ago

        Pudding!! But all look wonderful.

      • LeenaBK LM 4 years ago

        I'd love to taste all of them.

      • Monica Lobenstein 4 years ago from Western Wisconsin

        They all look amazing! My mouth is watering as I write this.

      • halloweenprops 4 years ago

        LOL they all sound delicious so of course I have to choose this option! ;)

      • Vikki 4 years ago from US

        I like the extras

      • Tony Bonura 4 years ago from Tickfaw, Louisiana

        The original variety with powered sugar would be great, but so would these other varieties. When it comes to sweets, I'm very easey

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        My favourites are those filled with strawberry jam.

      • poldepc lm 4 years ago

        I love the originals, but sometimes... :):):)

      • Loganor 4 years ago

        These look delicious - I'm very partial to chocolate

      • kranjchko2 4 years ago

        I love the chocolate ones :)

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I like the extras, especially fillings.

      • poldepc lm 4 years ago

        ...and why not? good choice too...

      • Gayle Dowell 4 years ago from Kansas

        Topped with chocolate would have to be good!

      Thanks for your visit - Would you like to taste a Slovenian "krof"?

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          greenmind 3 years ago

          Yes! It sounds really good. Great lens, thanks.

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          Lynn Klobuchar 3 years ago from Minneapolis, Minnesota

          Wish I could

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          poldepc lm 4 years ago

          @Usemybee: seveda...kdor pa ne ljubi trojanske krofe...

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          poldepc lm 4 years ago

          @Arod17: I would, I couls send you some...:):):)

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          Usemybee 4 years ago

          Everybody loves "trojanske krofe"

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          Arod17 4 years ago

          These donuts look so good!!! I am really craving one right now

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          poldepc lm 4 years ago

          @anonymous: they are indeed inviting...:) and very yummy...I think they are delicious with all kinds of fillings and toppings...

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          Ever since I saw your intro picture, I've wanted one. They seem similar to the bismarks that Mom used to make and filled with choke cherry jelly....deliciously done!

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          poldepc lm 4 years ago

          @Gaby81: thanks for your visit and nice comment

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          Gaby81 4 years ago

          Can`t wait to visit Trojane to get some donuts.

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          poldepc lm 4 years ago

          @anonymous: you're welcome; thanks for your nice comment; try just all variant of the "krofi" :)

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          So tough to choose which one to try and make! Thanks for the lens!

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          poldepc lm 4 years ago

          @hntrssthmpsn: they look and they taste delicious...thanks so much for your nice comment

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          LadyDuck 4 years ago

          Thanks for your recipe, it looks really good. It's a long time I do not prepare Krofi.

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          poldepc lm 4 years ago

          @LadyDuck: thanks so much for your nice comment

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          hntrssthmpsn 4 years ago

          I rarely meet a donut I don't like, and your slovenian donuts look fantastic!

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          poldepc lm 4 years ago

          @blessedmomto7: they are indeed delicious...I make them regularly, because they are nice to serve, when visitors come to my home; thanks for your visit and nice comment

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          blessedmomto7 4 years ago

          These look delicious!

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          poldepc lm 4 years ago

          @naturegirl7s: thanks anyway for your visit, nice comments

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          Yvonne L. B. 4 years ago from Covington, LA

          Oops, couldn't bless it. You must already have 5 blessings. Congrats.

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          poldepc lm 4 years ago

          @TolovajWordsmith: it seems...:):) thanks for your nice comment

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 4 years ago from Ljubljana

          Everybody loves 'krofi'!

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          poldepc lm 4 years ago

          @TheLittleCardShop: if you try once?...start with the "classic" ones..thanks for your nice comment

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          Malu Couttolenc 4 years ago

          Krofi look yummy I would like to try them filled with all variants :)

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          cmadden 4 years ago

          Wishing I had one right now....

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          poldepc lm 4 years ago

          @CoolFool83: thanks for your nice comment

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          CoolFool83 4 years ago

          I love sweets! Yummy. Looks really good

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          poldepc lm 4 years ago

          @MissMalaprop: they look and they are yummy :):) thx for your nice comment, and visiting my lens about the slovenian donuts

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          MissMalaprop 4 years ago

          All of these look so yummy!

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          poldepc lm 4 years ago

          @bushaex: thanks for your nice comment

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          Stephen Bush 4 years ago from Ohio

          Your lens is a true treasure for donut lovers. SquidAngel Blessings.

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          poldepc lm 4 years ago

          @DeborahDian: try them, and let met know...:) Thanks for your nice comment

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          Deborah Carr 4 years ago from Orange County, California

          Mmmm! These sound yummy! I hope I get to try them someday.

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          poldepc lm 4 years ago

          @AcornOakForest: thanks for your participation, and nice comment

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          Monica Lobenstein 4 years ago from Western Wisconsin

          I love that they're made with wheat flour. Well done! Blessed

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          poldepc lm 4 years ago

          @hungry-deer: I think, they are about the same...

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          hungry-deer 4 years ago

          The made they are made and look seems the same as our Slovakian "šišky". No wonder, we are all slavics! And they definitelly taste brilliant!

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          poldepc lm 4 years ago

          @Expat Mamasita: they look scrummy hihi...but taste delicious...Thanks so much for your nice comments

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          poldepc lm 4 years ago

          @Peregrina LM: they look indeed amazing; but they "taste" delicious...Thx for you nice comment

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          Expat Mamasita 4 years ago from Slovakia

          The Slovenian donuts look scrummy!

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          Peregrina LM 4 years ago

          These look amazing!

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          poldepc lm 4 years ago

          @anonymous: excellent choice...:) ...thanks very much for your nice comment

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          I want my Slovenian Donut filled with pudding! Excellent lens, great photos.

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          poldepc lm 4 years ago

          @Lemming13: thanks so much for blessing my lens, and your nice comment

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          poldepc lm 4 years ago

          @halloweenprops: If I could, I would send you some... :) thx for your nice comment

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          Lemming13 4 years ago

          Interesting, sounds delicious!

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          halloweenprops 4 years ago

          I am so hungry now for a krof!

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          poldepc lm 4 years ago

          @choosehappy: hihi...most of all: tast de-lish :) thx for your participation and liking and nice comments

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          Vikki 4 years ago from US

          Sound and look de-lish!

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          poldepc lm 4 years ago

          @Loganor: :):)

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          poldepc lm 4 years ago

          @tonybonura: then you would like the real apple beignets too... :)

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          Tony Bonura 4 years ago from Tickfaw, Louisiana

          I love beignets, so I know I would love these too.

          TonyB

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          Loganor 4 years ago

          I'm an Irish kind of guy but I would totally munch out on these!

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          poldepc lm 4 years ago

          @Thamisgith: they are tasty and very yummy...Thx for your blessing and nice comment

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          Thamisgith 4 years ago

          Those look very tasty. Blessed.

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          poldepc lm 4 years ago

          @rawwwwwws lm: thx for the blessing...

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          poldepc lm 4 years ago

          @anonymous: let me know how they tasted...:) ...thx for your nice comment

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          rawwwwwws lm 4 years ago

          blessed

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          I'd love to. I'll have to try to make these with my kids.

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          poldepc lm 4 years ago

          @Srena44: thanks for your nice comment...I appreciate your visit

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          poldepc lm 4 years ago

          @selah74: try to make them, and let me know...:):):)...Thanks for your nice comment

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          Srena44 4 years ago

          great lens

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          selah74 4 years ago

          Those look seriously good! I'm going to have to try to make them.

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          poldepc lm 4 years ago

          @sailor_man: I love it... :) Thanks for your nice comment

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          sailor_man 4 years ago

          Slovenian cooking is the best

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          poldepc lm 4 years ago

          @Mamabyrd: if I could...would love to send you "two" :):):)...Thx for your nice comment

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          Mamabyrd 4 years ago

          Delicious!! can you send me some.

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          poldepc lm 4 years ago

          @Helene-Malmsio: oh my...if possible, I would send you one to taste it...or maybe a box full? :)

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          Helene-Malmsio 4 years ago

          oh my oh my, how much I would like to bite into one of these right now!!!!

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          poldepc lm 4 years ago

          @George-Christie: I appreciate your nice comment...Thanks for yr visit

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          George-Christie 4 years ago

          Yumm...they look delicious!! Great lens

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          poldepc lm 4 years ago

          @Gayle Dowell: thx for your nice comment; and sorry for the "grams"... :)

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          Gayle Dowell 4 years ago from Kansas

          These look delicious! I'll have to convert from grams so that I can make these!

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          poldepc lm 4 years ago

          @purpleclouds: yes...Trojanski krofit are the biggest in Slovenia :) Thx for yr nice comment

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          purpleclouds 4 years ago

          They are great, I love them - the best ones are from Trojane (because they are XXL, hahaha...)

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          poldepc lm 4 years ago

          @JoshK47: thanks for your participation on this lens...thanks for all for the blessing

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          JoshK47 4 years ago

          These sound delicious! Thanks for sharing! Blessed by a SquidAngel!

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          poldepc lm 4 years ago

          @donnetted: if I could...I would send you one "krof" to taste it...If you know some "slovenian" lady in your neighborhood?...ask her if she can make such "krof" for you...:)

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          Donnette Davis 4 years ago from South Africa

          Oh yummy!