Serbian Kiflice

March 9, 2008 36 No tags 0



For the starter: Dissolve 40 g fresh yeast in 50 ml water and 50 ml milk on room temperature, 1 tsp sugar and 1/2 tsp salt in a cup (volume of the cup should be 0.5 l) and leave in warm place to rise until it fills the cup completely.

Make the dough: Sift 800 g flour, 50 ml oil, 200 ml water, 200 ml milk and 1 Tbsp sugar. Knead it to smooth and soft dough and leave covered in a warm place to double it’s volume.

Filling 1: Mix together 150 g white cheese, 1 tsp sour cream and 1 small egg.

Filling 2: Jam.

Filling 3: Nutella @ Café Chocolada.

Dough for kiflice
When the dough has risen, knead it little more, form a ball and cut it to 8 equal pieces.
Each part knead a little bit and shape into ball. Flatten each ball to 5 mm thickness. Make sure you follow exact order of making balls.
Kiflice in the making
Kiflice in the making
Make mixture of 2 Tbsp melted margarine (or even better pork fat) and 1 egg yolk. Take 4 flattened dough pieces and divide mass evenly on top of them.
Spread it, but not all the way to the border, just over middle part.
Kiflice in the making
Kiflice in the making
Take rest of the dough and use it to cover dough with the spread.
Flatten again, divide into 8 triangles and place 1 tsp of filling onto each one.
Kiflice in the making
Next, fold kiflice:
Folding kiflice Folding kiflice
Folding kiflice Folding kiflice
Kiflice in the making
Grease baking pan. Mix 1 egg yolk and 1/2 tbsp oil and spread it over kiflice.
Those filled with cheese sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Kiflice in the making
Kiflice in the making
And those with jam, sprinkle with (brown) sugar.
Place a tiny cube of margarine between kiflice on baking pan.
Kiflice in the making

Bake for about 15 minutes in preheated oven on 200°C (it really depends on the oven).



  • Tea
    March 9, 2008

    Joj Marija, obožavam ove kiflice!Baš si lijepo prezentirala!! :))X

  • Medena
    March 10, 2008

    Super i slike i prezentacija! Gotovo isto pravimo, samo ja stavim kockice margarina na kiflice umjesto izmedju, ne znam da li to ista mjenja. Great looking rolls, wonderful presentation!:)

  • angie
    March 14, 2008

    Mmmmh really love those :)

  • Vida
    March 30, 2008

    Marija, THANK YOU so much for posting this for me… I truly appreciate it!!! You are my link to my home country and all my childhood memories!!! Vida x x x x

  • maslinka
    September 18, 2008

    Danas sam ih pravila i fenomenalne su. Jako su mi pomogle slike umotavanja (fil više ne curi)… ma savršeno… veliko ti hvala na ovom divnom receptu :)

  • Ramya Kiran
    September 28, 2008

    Loved it!!

  • Sanja
    November 6, 2008

    prekrasne slike. jedva cekam za vikend napravit kiflice. pozdrav iz splita

  • Navita
    January 23, 2009

    oh how i love these…m adding u to my roll….u have a treasure trove here :)

  • mikkey
    March 9, 2009

    Thank you so much for this beauty and tasty recipe.

  • Sladjana
    March 17, 2009

    I am on the verge of tears! I am so happy I found your site. It is impossible to get a correct recipe from the old Yugo ladies. If you speak to five of them, you get five versions. I have been trying for years to find the perfect Kiflice recipe. I finally came up with my own, but it never compared to the one a lady from Serbia makes. Hers are perfect. After I saw your recipe, I knew it was the one. Thank you so much!! I have had the wonderful pleasure of exploring your recipe blog. I am forever a fan. P.S. Now I will send you on a mission to find a recipe for these cookies called “Pdobranci.” This is another secret recipe I’ve been trying to find. xoxoxo

  • Marija
    March 18, 2009

    Hi Sladjana, and welcome! Glad you like the blog!I love Padobranci also, but I can’t find the good recipe. I will keep trying though. :)

  • Anonymous
    March 26, 2009

    Pravila sam dobre kiflice a sada pravim odlicne, zahvaljujuci tebi! Blog je za cistu 10! Slike su prelepe i recepti, naravno…Svetlana

    July 18, 2009

    Danas sam probala radit tvoje kiflice, predobre su!! Ful sam oduševljena, ja inače volim dizano tijesto na razne načine, ova kombinacija sa mašću je pun pogodak :)

    July 18, 2009

    Evo kod mene tvojih kiflica :) Hvala!! Recept je fantastičan!

  • Olasz
    July 29, 2009

    Hi :) Just wondering… those tiny cubes of margarine to be placed between kiflice on baking pan, what's the purpose? (sorry about such a question, I'm just one of them people who need to know the reasons :))Your Klifice look so delicious that my mouth are already watering :)

  • Marija
    July 30, 2009

    Olasz – That's how they get so soft.

  • Olasz
    July 30, 2009

    Thank you :) Look like I know what I'll be doing today ;)

  • Marija
    July 30, 2009

    @Olasz – Great! Let me know how you liked them!

  • Olasz
    July 30, 2009

    These are lovely I tell you :) Grunchy on the outside, bit chewy inside. My guys loved them, "loved" as in "already eaten", only photos left. Will post them on my blog tomorrow if you don't mind :) Thank you for the recipe!

  • Marija
    July 31, 2009

    @Olasz – Can't wait to see them :)

  • Olasz
    August 29, 2009

    Marija – took me longer than it should (laptop problems) but here they are :)

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  • Olasz
    October 2, 2009

    Marija :) How could I get in touch with you (your "about" link doesn't work)? Need to ask "copyright"-kind of question. Greetings from windy UK :)

  • Marija
    October 2, 2009

    Hi, I forgot to add the about page :DHere is the mail:palachinkablog [at] gmail [dot] com

  • Marjana Simic
    October 17, 2009

    Kiflice su san snova! Mekane i ukusne. Tope se u ustima. Nemoguce je pojesti samo jednu. Muz i ja ih obozavamo. Hvala na super receptu!

  • Branka
    November 3, 2009

    Svaka cas na receptu i ilustraciji nacina pravljenja kifli.Thank you.

  • infoturn
    June 23, 2010

    Prosto fantasticni recepti!! Wonderful! Everyone loves pancakes!

  • Vorobiev
    July 6, 2010

    Bas izgleda ukusno! Bravo!

  • dani
    September 18, 2010

    isprobano! odlično! hvala na receptu. pozdrav iz osijeka, hrv. :)

  • ruth
    November 25, 2010

    I am looking for a recipe of palachinka filled with cheese & then baked.

  • Lindsay Morley
    September 19, 2012

    Hi I tried out this recipe and came out very well, they were delicious. I had these on a visit to Serbia in June this year and was so happy to find a recipe on the Internet . I actually made half the quantity , which made 16. Tried them out on a Serbian friend who said that they tasted pretty good. I used butter instead of pork fat or margarine as I didn’t have either to hand. I will be making the full quantity next time to introduce some Aussies to these tasty treats. I used the savory filling as I prefer this.
    Thanks for making this available to everyone.

    • Marija
      September 26, 2012

      Lindsay, I am so happy you liked the recipe! Thank you!

  • PAM
    October 28, 2012


  • dani
    March 9, 2014

    poneznamkojiput kod nas ;)

  • conversational tone
    August 15, 2014

    Hi there! I’m at work browsing your blog from my new apple iphone!
    Just wanted to say I love reading through your blog and look forward to all your posts!
    Keep up the superb work!

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