Dive into the exquisite world of Croatian cuisine with Rafioli, a traditional pastry that embodies the essence of Croatia's culinary heritage. These delicate, bite-sized treats feature thin layers of dough meticulously folded to perfection, creating a symphony of textures with each bite. Inside, they reveal a sweet surprise, often a rich filling of ground walnuts, almonds, or poppy seeds combined with honey, sugar, and fragrant spices. Served dusted with powdered sugar or drizzled with honey, Rafioli tantalize the taste buds with their combination of flaky pastry and indulgent filling. Whether enjoyed as a dessert or alongside a cup of coffee, Croatia's Rafioli promise a memorable culinary experience that transports you to the heart of this enchanting Mediterranean country.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting


1- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2- In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.

3- Beat in the egg, milk, and vanilla extract until well combined.

4- Gradually add the flour to the wet mixture, stirring until a smooth dough forms. If the dough is too sticky, you can add a little more flour.

5- Divide the dough into two equal portions. Roll out one portion of the dough on a floured surface to about 1/8 inch thickness.

6- Using a round cookie cutter or the rim of a glass, cut out circles from the rolled-out dough.

7- Place a small amount of ground almonds and a few chocolate chips in the center of each dough circle.

8- Fold the dough circle in half, enclosing the filling, and press the edges firmly to seal. You can use a fork to crimp the edges for a decorative touch.

9- Repeat the process with the remaining dough and filling.

10- Place the filled pastries onto the prepared baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until lightly golden brown.

11- Remove the pastries from the oven and allow them to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes.

12- Once cooled slightly, transfer the pastries to a wire rack to cool completely.

13- Dust the cooled pastries with powdered sugar before serving.

14- Enjoy your homemade Croatian Rafioli, filled with the delightful combination of almonds and chocolate, a popular treat from the coastal regions of Croatia.

Nutritional Values:

Here are approximate nutritional values for the ingredients listed in the Croatian Rafioli recipe:

All-purpose flour (2 cups):

  • Calories: 880
  • Total Fat: 2g
  • Total Carbohydrates: 184g
  • Protein: 24g

benefits: Provides carbohydrates for energy and a small amount of protein for muscle repair and growth.

Unsalted butter (1/2 cup):

  • Calories: 814
  • Total Fat: 92g
  • Total Carbohydrates: 0g
  • Protein: 1g

benefits: a source of fat-soluble vitamins like A, D, E, and K, as well as providing energy and aiding in the absorption of fat-soluble nutrients.

Granulated sugar (1/2 cup):

  • Calories: 387
  • Total Fat: 0g
  • Total Carbohydrates: 100g
  • Protein: 0g

benefits: Offers quick energy due to its high carbohydrate content, but should be consumed in moderation.

Large egg (1 egg):

  • Calories: 72
  • Total Fat: 5g
  • Total Carbohydrates: 0g
  • Protein: 6g

benefits:Rich in protein, essential amino acids, vitamins (such as vitamin B12, riboflavin, and folate), and minerals (such as iron and selenium).

Milk (1/4 cup):

  • Calories: 31
  • Total Fat: 1g
  • Total Carbohydrates: 3g
  • Protein: 2g

benefits:a good source of calcium, phosphorus, and vitamin D, essential for bone health, and also provides protein and other essential nutrients.

Vanilla extract (1 teaspoon):

  • Calories: 12
  • Total Fat: 0g
  • Total Carbohydrates: 1g
  • Protein: 0g

benefits:Contains antioxidants and adds flavor without adding significant calories or nutrients.

Ground almonds (1/2 cup):

  • Calories: 320
  • Total Fat: 28g
  • Total Carbohydrates: 12g
  • Protein: 12g

benefits: Rich in healthy fats, protein, fiber, vitamins (such as vitamin E and B vitamins), minerals (such as magnesium and calcium), and antioxidants.

Semisweet chocolate chips (1/4 cup):

  • Calories: 400
  • Total Fat: 24g
  • Total Carbohydrates: 48g
  • Protein: 4g

benefits: Contains antioxidants and may offer cardiovascular benefits, but should be consumed in moderation due to its sugar and fat content.

Powdered sugar (for dusting):

  • Calories: 30 (per tablespoon)
  • Total Fat: 0g
  • Total Carbohydrates: 8g
  • Protein: 0g

benefits: Essentially the same as granulated sugar but in a finer texture, used primarily for sweetness and decoration in this recipe.

Note: These values are approximate and can vary based on factors such as brand, freshness, and specific ingredients used. It's always a good idea to check the nutritional information on the packaging of your ingredients for the most accurate values.


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