GO LOCAL: Žganci at Šenk Homestead in Zgornje Jezersko

GO LOCAL: Žganci at Šenk Homestead in Zgornje Jezersko

While staying in Zgornje Jezersko, we visited tourist farm Šenk homestead. The farm is considered one of the oldest homesteads in Jezersko with engraved year 1517 above the doorframe of the main building.

Šenk homestead is a camping place on a gorgeous meadow. Besides plenty of room for campers, this is a great picnic area and a real traditional and hospitable homestead. One with a soul. Amazing views on the north walls of Kamnik-Savinja Alps are included in your stay here. And it would be really hard to outclass this.

Traditional Slovene “žganci” for lunch

Translated to English, ajdovi žganci would be termed as “buckwheat spoonbread”. It is a national Slovene dish. Balthasar Hacquet (1739–1815) mentions that žganci was served with sauerkraut in Upper Carniola. The oldest preparation method explains the word žganci.

The word žganci is derived from the Slovenian verb žgati meaning “to burn” or “to toast”. Ajdovi žganci are served together with obaras, meat sauces, sauerkraut,  various sausages. The ingredients may vary through different regions.

In general the main ingredients are:

  • buckwheat flour
  • water
  • salt
  • cracklings
  • oil or grease

and in some cases potatoes are mixed in.

We would recommend everyone to try them while in Slovenia. We had žganci with soured milk and with obara – meat sauce. These were the best žganci with the view so far!

Some photos from this dream like place, which could be easily enlisted as a place with the BEST VIEWS in Slovenia!

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