Serbian desserts are an interesting part of the whole cuisine. After all meals, Serbians will definitely enjoy a desert, mainly a home made one. Baklava is one of the most representative ones, and even if influenced by the Turkish cuisine, it is still considered a Serbian delicacy. It consists of a very sweet pastry made of chopped nuts layered with phyllo pastry. The compotes (kompot) is another usually homemade dessert, prepared from whole or cut fruit (such as apples, pears, cherries, strawberries, plums), with added sugar. Jams and jellies are also famous in Serbian cuisines. Doughnut (krofne), which is a deep-fried piece of dough or batter are great not only as a dessert, but as a snack as well.
Other desserts in the Serbian cuisine are the Kitnikez, the Palacinke (crepes), and Snenokle (egg pudding). Strudel (štrudla) is another great dessert, which is common in most European countries. It is actually a sweet pastry, filled with different fruit sauces, jams and chunks of fruits. They are usually served hot. Home baked cakes are also very popular as Serbian desserts. Each family has a special recipe they enjoy and prepare for family get-togethers.
Here are some Serbian desserts to try:
- Kompot w Spirytusie (Fruit compote with spirits)
- Knedle sa Sljivama (Potato dumplings with plums)