Tatlija – Baked Dough Poured With Sherbet


A little forgotten recipe from our grandmothers – tatlija. I remember my dad used to use this word tatlija when we were kids and sometimes when we were unhappy with the meal, he would say: “Well, what do you want instead, maybe some tatlija huh?”. That was ironically said of course 🙂



  • 500 g of beer
  • 350 g oil
  • 150 g semolina
  • 2 tbs sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 baking powder
  • 100 g chopped walnuts
  • flour as needed (about 800 g)


Sherbet (syrup):

  • 700 g sugar
  • 600 g water



  1. Put beer, oil, sugar and salt in a bowl, add semolina flour, nuts and baking powder Knead. Add flour as necessary, but be careful not to make dough hard.
  2. Align dough with your hands in an oil coated pan No.32. Cut in pieces and bake in preheated oven at 200 C degrees.
  3. Bring sugar and water to boil and pour warm syrup over cooled tatlija.

    Radovish tatlija prepared for their manifestation “Samun and tatlijada”


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