Croatian Lemon Slice

Lemon Wafer Slice
I have a favorite thing to do which is going to different grocery stores and buying food I've never eaten before. Most times it's a wash. Sometimes things are marginal, items that are fine but I need not purchase again. Sometime you get a royal stink bomb. Makes me think about the time my friend and I bought a can of asparagus soda. Nothing good can come from that, I assure you.

Oblatne Wafer Sheets

But recently I bought these wafer sheets. I'm clever enough to know they are a dessert item but I hadn't really had them before, or knew the best ways to manipulate them.

Fast forward weeks later and my daughter picks up the packet out of the pantry and asked if she could eat them. "Eat them? No, I have plans for them."

I had no plans but it did lead me to a different favorite thing to do which is getting on line to discover new food things. While the Oblatne are not common there were a few Croatian recipes that explained how to make them work. How to work them flat side up, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight while weighted.

The encyclopedia of booze was just the right size book.  
But the filling recipes I found all had nuts in them. While I used to love nuts I've developed an allergy in the last few years  and I love to breath even more, so I can not eat them now. Insert sad face icon here.

The package had a few recipes, for fillings, in metric with sparse directions. One was lemon. I thought let me convert that and do my own thing with it. That's what you'll find below.

Lemon Slice Wafer Cookies

1 150gm package of Oblatne wafer sheets

2 tablespoons flour
3 tablespoons sugar
3/4 c. milk
1 egg

8 oz. butter
8 oz. powdered sugar
1 lemon, zest  and juice (about 1/4 cup of juice)

In a heavy bottomed pot combine flour, sugar, milk and egg. Cook over medium heat, whisking and scraping with a rubber spatula until the flour is cooked and you have a thick paste. Cool. Put into a bowl of stand mixer. Add the butter while the mixer is running a few tablespoons at a time, until it's all absorbed. Add the powdered sugar, zest and lemon juice. Mix until smooth.

On a large surface lay out a piece of plastic wrap which is more than twice the size of the wafers. Using the first of 5 wafers put it smoother side up. Spread 1/4 of the filling over the wafer. Take it to the edge. Continue to do this 3 more times, stacking your wafers. Top with the last wafer. Wrap up with the plastic wrap tightly, put on sheet and chill overnight or at least 2 hours. Enjoy.

Cut into diamond shape cookies. (I cut a scant edge off each side before cutting the cookie into slices.

These were neither marginal or a bomb. I see me buying them again and doing other fun things with the. Making Kit Kat flavored chocolate to enrobe the stack in, is an idea.

So what the last odd ball ingredient of item you picked up from the grocery? Do you have much luck?


  1. good book choice! ;)

  2. Hehe asparagus soda? No way! What country is that from? I'm so curious (although I'll take your word for it and I don't really want to try it). What a great recipe!

  3. THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!! It's my uncles birthday on Saturday and I lost my Baba's recipe for this (shame on me). I have searched high and low for the same recipe with the same tecnique so I can make it for him. I am the only surviving family member who has been "shown" properly how to do it "right".Haha. You saved me! Also will make him a very happy man on Saturday for it was his fave. Thanks again!


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