Serbian Kiflice



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).




  1. 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!:)

  2. 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

  3. 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 :)

  4. 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

  5. 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. :)

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

  7. 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 :)

  8. 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 :)

  9. 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!

  10. 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 :)

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

  12. 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!

  13. 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.

  14. 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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