April 01, 2010


Hurmasice a Bosnian dessert, shaped like a rectangular pastry soaked in a sugar syrup. This was the only recipe I could find online. The pastry batter is suppose to be firm, but mine turned out soft. I baked mine in a 9 inch pan and sliced it after it was baked. A simple recipe with juicy results.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Baking time:20 minutes
Cooking time:20 minutes
Makes: 24

200gm butter
2tbsp granulated sugar
200gm (7oz) creme fraiche
100ml oil
1 egg
2cups flour
2tsp baking powder
For the syrup:
1liter water
2-3cups sugar
1 tsp cardamom powder
24 walnuts, for garnish

1. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
2. Add creme fraiche,oil,egg and mix well.

3. Combine the flour and baking powder in a separate bowl. Then add it to the wet mix.
4. Pour the batter in a greased 11 inch baking pan. Bake for about 20 minutes at 300F or until it turn golden.
Hurmasice soaked in sugar syrup (Insert:After baking)

5. Meanwhile for the syrup, heat the water in a pan. Bring it to a boil and add the sugar. Combine until the sugar is well dissolved.
6. Remove the hurmasice from the oven and like it stand for 15 minutes. Then pour the warm sugar syrup over it. Let them soak in the syrup for atleast 1-2 hrs or overnight.
7. Serve them cold along with syrup and top with walnut.

NOTE: Make the syrup during the baking time. If not make it in advance and get it to a warm temperature. The syrup should be warm while pouring it on top of Hurmasice.
TIP: I prefer overnight in the refrigerator. They will be soaked in the syrup and plump.
GLOSSARY: Creme Fraiche, pronounced as Crem Fresh is a thinner version of sour cream. The closest substitue for 1 cup of creme fraiche would be 1 cup of whipping cream and 3tbsp of buttermilk. Whip both;cover and let it stand over night.


Sushma Mallya said...

sounds great, never heard abt this dessert but def looks very yum, happy easter...

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

can see is quite juicy ya, simple and nice.

SathyaSridhar said...

Dessert loooks very sweet n delicious,,it reminding me the baklava dear my faav dessert,,it looks very simple n easy sure will try this sooon

Supriya Nair said...

Thats a indeed a lovely treat there...luv the click and the new recipe.

Priya said...

Recently i prepared something similar from Greek cuisine, we loved it..Hurmasice sounds similar to that greek pastry, looks awesome and droolworthy..

Ana Powell said...

Never heard of this cake recipe.
It look delicious x

MaryMoh said...

Mmmm....lovely dessert. Wish I can a piece now!

Akal's Saappadu said...

this sweet must be melting and juicy indeed; reading through the method itself made me mouthwater :) !!! that's something new that I should try!!!

Tina said...

Its completely a new dish to me...Looks tempting

Sashi said...

Mouth watering dessert, must be melting in mouth, clicks are lovely !!!

Gulmohar said...

this is new for me...looks wonderful

Silence Sings said...

hey wonderful dessert dear....what is creme fraiche??where can I get it....??

nandini said...

Hello !!! Thanks for visiting my blog and appreciate ur comment too!!..
Never heard of this dessert before. I like trying these sort of unusual ones...
like ur collection of recipes

Pedhakka said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments !! Glad you all liked it !!!
@Silence Sings: Creme Fraiche its a thinner form of sour cream and can be bought in Traders Joe.

Kanchana Radhakrishnan said...

Never heard of this cake recipe.
It look delicious .