CULINARY EXPERIENCES OF DOBRNA
When exploring Dobrna, you will find a variety of goodies and products, marked with the Dobra Dobrna (Good Dobrna) symbol.
The idea for the brand was created among the members of the Dobrna Tourist Association, who want a uniform approach to presenting to the general public. The Dobra Dobrna symbol consists of a typography of the name Dobra Dobrna and a stylized symbol from the letter o, an acorn with a leaf of oak. The oak leaf is an element of the coat of arms of Dobrna, and the acorn represents a fruit or product.
The Dobra Dobrna trademark can already be found on some menus of catering providers, and is mostly represented by members of the Tourist Association Dobrna and members of the Association of Country Girls and Women Arnika Dobrna. Homemade bread, noodles, pastries, potica and more will be found, a fruit of the labors of our homemakers. Some of these are available at a farmers’ market in the center of Dobrna on Saturday morning.
When talking about the culinary delights of Dobrna, we must not forget to draw attention to “Minkin štrudl” and a variety of small biscuits served at the Excursion farm Pri Minki. When visiting, you will be able to visit their boutique shop with homemade delicacies. Their specialty is also a collection of teas prepared by Matej, the successor to their excursion farm. Upon previous announcement, they prepare other good dishes of the local cuisine.
When you walk around our surroundings, your view will stop in nicely arranged vineyards, which are nurtured by dedicated vine growers. There are quite a few of them who boast superb wines that can be bought from them. Vineyards are connected into a section that operates within the framework of the Dobrna Tourist Association. For a few years, they have been producing a common wine from grapes of vineyards of the entire area of the municipality. From the grapes of the descendant of the Old Vine, the protocol Mayor’s Wine is created under their auspices. Since our winemakers are very hospitable, you will be able to taste a noble drop in their vineyards during a walk between them. A slice of excellent domestic salami of local producers will go well with it.
When talking of cuisine, we must not forget to point out the different types of quality honey and bee products available from many beekeepers, members of the Dobrna Beekeeping Society. At Klanc, at the beekeeper Ivan Krulac, in his mini beekeeping museum you will be able to become acquainted with beekeeping activities in more detail.
At the end, there is also a clue as to where you can get something good alongside the above-mentioned providers. For the most demanding, we recommend the inn at the Hotel Triglav, which produces vegetables in its own garden and the A-la carte restaurant of the Hotel Vita in Terme Dobrna, where they have a wide range of homemade desserts.
For a special culinary pampering, they will take care at the Dobrna Wine Cellar, where they will prepare a Bacchus’ feast. It is a special culinary experience where guests dressed in Roman togas and crowned with a laurel wreath enjoy culinary delights with bare hands and rejoice, as the ancient Romans did.
Those who are looking for some pizzas or a barbecue in addition to home-made dishes are also invited to the Tavern and Pizzeria Pod Kostanji. For all who are eating in nature, there is a picnic place at the Marovšek farm in Brdce above Dobrna. A home-made dish is usually served on weekends at the mountain lodge on Paški Kozjak. Those who desire delicious desserts will find them at the Confectionery Jagoda, where they will prepare delicious confectionery and ice cream.
RECIPE FOR WALNUT BREAD
In the area of the Dobrna destination, hardworking women who are affiliated with the Association of Country Girls and Women Arnika Dobrna spoil you with home-made dishes according to the recipes of their grandmothers. One of the culinary delights is also the walnut bread that you should try while visiting Dobrna. You can also prepare it yourself.
- 1 kg flour
- 5 l of lukewarm water
- 12 g of yeast
- 3 teaspoons of sugar
- 1 dl of oil
- 40 dag of ground walnuts
Crumble yeast and add a teaspoon of sugar and a little lukewarm water to the cup. Stir and let it rise. Put the sifted flour in the bowl and make a well in the middle and pour the yeast and oil into it, mix it with flour and add lukewarm water. Add water as needed, since its quantity depends on the type of flour. Dough is kneaded for so long that we get a dough that can be detached from the bowl. Let it rise for a while.
During this time, we prepare the filling. Pour hot milk over ground walnuts to obtain a dense mass and add 2 teaspoons of sugar. Roll down the dough and spread filling over it, roll it up, form the bread, and let it rise in the pletar. Put the risen dough into the oven and bake for one hour at 200 ° C.