The spirit of Yugoslavia Bakery & Cafe
Spirit of Yugoslavia Bakery and Café has a mission to bring closer a new dimension of food and culture to Singapore people
Yugoslavia was first formed as a kingdom in 1918 and then recreated as a Socialist state in 1945 after the Axis powers were defeated in World War II.
The constitution established six constituent republics in the federation: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia. These countries today are called Balkan
Balkan cuisine is easily comparable to the highly evolved cuisines of Italy and France. Food development in the Balkans was mostly influenced by its location, history and culture. These factors, when combined with a local abundance of fruit, vegetables and livestock, provided for the development of rich and versatile dishes. Balkan pies are made from homemade filo pastry stretched into thin sheets and stuffed with vegetables, meat or a combination of both. Some pies have additional toppings, and can be layered in several ways. You’ll find these pies regionally under the name of burek or pita (pie). Many of these desserts have a walnut-based stuffing and are softened with a lemon-infused simple syrup. In Balkan countries you can find a lot of bakeries. Inside, the shelves are lined with plain or filled kifla (Austrian kipfels or crescent-shaped pastries, thought to be the inspiration for the French croissant), puff pastry sweets and several kinds of breads. Pastry shops offer different cakes, a type of rich cake whose substantial crust and fillings are both based on eggs, chocolate and ground nuts.
There is a big tradition for drinking Balkan coffee. Balkan coffee is finely ground. To the coffee is added water and sugar (to taste) and is boiled in a special pot. Balkan countries are very famous all around the
world for their appetizers like ajvar, pindjur, salads, baked cheese etc.