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Slovenian Food

Prekmurska gibanica

In my very last hour in Slovenia I did get to try gibanica, which, as it turns out, is actually called prekmurska gibanica, not to be confused with simply gibanica (which is a Serbian cheese pie or so Google tells me). 'Prekmurska' indicates the region of Slovenia where this dessert originated from, Prekmurje.

Prekmurska gibanica is a layered cake with raisins, poppy seeds, walnuts, apples and ricotta. It was served warm, but not sure if that is the traditional way or whether it was just the way of the airport cafe. In any case, it was delicious and just like Bled cream cake, I would highly recommend it!

As for savoury dishes, the food I had was all a modern twist on the classic dishes - for my opinion on the restaurants (1906 and Vila Bled), click here


Before going to Bled, I was told gibanica is THE thing to try in Slovenia. So I was expecting to see it in every cafe... but it was nowhere to be found.


As it turns out, Bled has its own traditional cake, 'kremna rezina' or 'kremsnita'. Vanilla cream and whipped cream sandwiched between two layers of butter dough and dusted with icing sugar - delicious!

You can get the cream cake in pretty much every cafe and restaurant in Bled, so be sure to give it a try!

Prekmurska gibanica and Bled cream cake
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