"Mladenčići" - honey cakes - Serbia

  • Small, round cookies made from honey-cooked pastries are called "mladencici" because they are preparing for Mladenci, an Orthodox holiday that is celebrated on March 22nd. This holiday is beautiful, solemn, springful, as a sign of love and harmony.

    You will need: - for 40 pieces:

    • 500 g of flour
    • about 200 ml of hot water
    • 20 g of fresh yeast
    • 2 teaspoons of sugar
    • 1 spoon of salt
    • 3-4 tablespoons of oil
    • grated cover of lemon
    • spread honey
    • nutmeg


    Mix soft and smooth dough and leave it for about half an hour to grow. Stretch the dough into a circle with thickness of about 5 mm, and then with the top of a round glass take out the circle shapes. Do not knead the remaining dough too much, just fold it in and then lightly press it and then stretch it back into a crust and take the circle shapes out. Line them up on a paper coated baking tray and leave them a little longer to rest before baking. Sting them with a tube in a few places and bake it on 180 degrees, for about 10 minutes. Daub cakes with honey and walnut, while they are still hot, and serve it.