Krofi or krofe from Trojane (‘Trojane doughnuts’)

Slovenian krofe are filled doughnuts. They are round (without the American hole in the middle) and usually filled with jelly, marmalade, jam, chocolate, custard, or cream. The name comes from German Krapfen, and it is a variation of the Central European pastry, known as Berliner. The recipe for home-made krafne includes yeast, milk, sugar, flour, salt, butter, eggs, rum, lemon peel, marmalade and powdered sugar.

In Croatia they’re known as krafne or krofne. To you they might be comparable to doughnuts. I had tried the Trojaner version before, but this was the first time I went to the shop myself, since we were driving through Slovenia and we were in the neighbourhood. 

In different historical periods, Trojane was always an important spot for ancient travellers on the road from the middle to the eastern part of Slovenia (looking at the borders as they are today). Ancient Romans who travelled from Emona (today’s Ljubljana) to Celeia (today’s Celje) and onwards to Petovia (today’s Ptuj), established their army and post office in Trojane. They named it Atrans. The oldest known written record mentioning the present name of the place goes back to 1229.

At the beginning, in 1961, Trojane barely produced about ten doughnuts a day, but since then the demand has grown in such manner that they now produce and sell between 2000 and 5000 doughnuts every day, and even more during the carnival period and on special occasions.The trojane doughnut acquired several awards. The most important ones are its place among slovenian active souvenirs, and the slovenian quality mark (sq).

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In the neighbourhood?

Donut shop:
Monday – Thursday 5.30 – 23.00
Friday 5.30 – 24.00
Saturday – Sunday 5.30 – 23.00

More info? http://www.gp-trojane.si/indexen.html

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2 Responses to “Krofi or krofe from Trojane (‘Trojane doughnuts’)”

  1. Americans also have filled doughnuts.

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