Indulge in the delectable world of Croatian cuisine with our signature treat, Krafne. These sumptuous filled doughnuts are a beloved delicacy across Croatia, boasting a rich history and irresistible flavors. Crafted with love and tradition, our Krafne are meticulously prepared using only the finest ingredients, ensuring each bite is a delightful experience for your taste buds.

Sink your teeth into the soft, pillowy dough, expertly fried to golden perfection, and discover a burst of flavor as you encounter the luscious fillings within. From classic favorites like jam and custard to innovative modern twists featuring Nutella, pistachio, or even lavender-infused creams, our Krafne offer a tantalizing array of options to suit every palate.

Whether enjoyed as a morning treat with a cup of coffee, a sweet snack to brighten your afternoon, or a decadent dessert to cap off your evening, our Krafne promise to elevate any culinary moment with their irresistible charm. Embark on a journey of taste and tradition with our Croatia Krafne, and savor the essence of Croatian culinary excellence with every delightful bite.

Here's a recipe for making Croatia Krafne, traditional Croatian doughnuts filled with jam or chocolate and dusted with powdered sugar:


  • 2 1/4 teaspoons (1 package) active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Jam or chocolate spread for filling
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Powdered sugar for dusting


1- In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast in warm water and let it sit for about 5 minutes until it becomes frothy.

2- In a large mixing bowl, combine the warm milk, granulated sugar, melted butter, eggs, and vanilla extract. Mix well.

3- Add the yeast mixture to the bowl and stir until everything is well combined.

4- Gradually add the flour and salt to the mixture, stirring until a smooth dough forms.

5- Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and knead it for about 5-7 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic.

6- Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover it with a clean kitchen towel, and let it rise in a warm place for about 1-2 hours, or until it doubles in size.

7- Once the dough has risen, punch it down and roll it out on a floured surface to about 1/2 inch thickness.

8- Use a round cookie cutter or glass to cut out circles of dough. Place a small spoonful of jam or chocolate spread in the center of each circle.

9- Fold the dough over the filling to create a half-circle shape, then pinch the edges tightly to seal the filling inside.

10- Place the filled doughnuts on a lightly floured baking sheet, cover them with a kitchen towel, and let them rise for another 30-45 minutes.

11- Heat vegetable oil in a deep fryer or large pot to 350°F (175°C). Carefully add the doughnuts to the hot oil, frying them in batches for about 2-3 minutes per side or until they are golden brown and cooked through.

12- Remove the fried doughnuts from the oil using a slotted spoon and place them on a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess oil.

13- Once the doughnuts have cooled slightly, dust them generously with powdered sugar.

14- Serve the Croatia Krafne warm and enjoy the deliciousness of these traditional Croatian treats!

Note: Be cautious when working with hot oil and frying. Always supervise closely and handle with care.

Nutritional Values:

Here's an approximate nutritional breakdown for the ingredients used in the Croatia Krafne recipe per serving:

Active dry yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons):

  • Calories: 15
  • Carbohydrates: 2g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Fat: 0g
  • Fiber: 1g

benefits: Provides leavening action, helping the dough to rise and create a light, airy texture in the doughnuts.

Warm water (1/4 cup):

  • Calories: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 0g
  • Protein: 0g
  • Fat: 0g
  • Fiber: 0g

benefits: Helps activate the yeast, allowing it to ferment and produce carbon dioxide, which causes the dough to rise.

Warm milk (1 cup):

  • Calories: 150
  • Carbohydrates: 12g
  • Protein: 8g
  • Fat: 8g
  • Fiber: 0g

benefits: Adds moisture and richness to the dough, contributing to a softer texture and enhancing the flavor of the doughnuts.

Granulated sugar (1/2 cup):

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

benefits: Sweetens the doughnuts and provides energy in the form of carbohydrates.

Unsalted butter (4 tablespoons):

  • Calories: 407
  • Carbohydrates: 0g
  • Protein: 0g
  • Fat: 46g
  • Fiber: 0g

benefits: Adds richness and flavor to the dough, as well as contributing to a tender texture.

Large eggs (2):

  • Calories: 143
  • Carbohydrates: 1g
  • Protein: 13g
  • Fat: 10g
  • Fiber: 0g

benefits: Provide structure, moisture, and richness to the dough, as well as adding protein.

All-purpose flour (4 cups):

  • Calories: 1600
  • Carbohydrates: 344g
  • Protein: 44g
  • Fat: 4g
  • Fiber: 12g

benefits: Forms the base of the dough, providing structure and texture to the doughnuts.

Salt (1/2 teaspoon):

  • Calories: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 0g
  • Protein: 0g
  • Fat: 0g
  • Fiber: 0g

benefits: Enhances the flavor of the doughnuts and helps to balance the sweetness of the other ingredients.

Jam or chocolate spread for filling:

  • Nutritional values vary depending on the specific product used. Check the nutritional information on the packaging for accurate values.

benefits: Adds flavor and sweetness to the center of the doughnuts, creating a delicious filling.

Vegetable oil for frying:

  • Calories: 120 per tablespoon (approximately)
  • Fat: 14g per tablespoon (approximately)

benefits: Facilitates the frying process, ensuring that the doughnuts cook evenly and develop a golden-brown crust.

Powdered sugar for dusting:

  • Calories: 30 per tablespoon (approximately)
  • Carbohydrates: 8g per tablespoon (approximately)

benefits: Adds a sweet finishing touch to the doughnuts, enhancing their appearance and flavor.

Please note that these values are approximate and can vary based on factors such as brand, specific ingredients used, and serving sizes.


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