Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr 30 mins
Kremšnita is a layer cake similar to millefeuille with vanilla cream and whipped cream, popular in some central European countries.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Croatian
Servings: 12 people
Author: Vera Abitbol
  • 2 (½ lb) puff pastry rectangles
  • 8 tablespoons icing sugar
  • 1 cup whipping cream
For mixture #1
  • 10 egg yolks
  • cup flour
  • cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons vanilla-flavored sugar
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 vanilla pod , cut lengthwise and scraped
For mixture #2
  • 5 cups milk
  • 5 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons vanilla sugar
  • 2 tablespoons rum
For mixture #3
  • 10 egg whites
  • cup icing sugar
  1. Preheat the convection oven at 400 F.
  2. Prick the two rectangles of puff pastry with a fork and bake for 10 minutes until they are golden brown.
  3. Mix all the ingredients of mixture #1 in a food processor.
  4. In a very large non-stick pot, heat mixture #2 at medium heat. Bring to a boil and remove from heat.
  5. Add mixture #1, stir, then cook on medium heat for about 15 minutes, stirring constantly until mixture thickens like a pudding. Make sure it doesn't burn.
  6. For mixture #3, beat the egg whites and add the icing sugar gradually while beating until stiff.
  7. Incorporate the egg whites slowly and gradually to the warm mixture (#1 and #2).
  8. Place a rectangular frame (baking ring) of 8 x 16 in on a large flat plate.
  9. Place the first puff pastry at the bottom of the frame, pour in the hot mixture and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  10. Whip the cream with 4 tablespoons of icing sugar.
  11. Remove the cake from the refrigerator and pour a thin layer of whipped cream on top of the cream.
  12. Place the second rectangular puff pastry on top and sprinkle with 4 tablespoons of the remaining icing sugar.
  13. Cut square pieces.