You would make people who moved away from the island of Pag a long time ago, very happy by giving them something that brings them back to the days when they lived on the island with their taste and smell – Biškotin.
One such unmistakable gift is baškotin – their oldest dessert that is seemingly simple and hard, and so crispy, fragrant and delicious.
Baškotin is a toast made according to a special secret and well-kept recipe of the Benedictine sisters who have been producing it for more than 3 centuries.
Baškotin is extremely appreciated by people who live on Pag island.
It was part of their family celebrations as well as part of the diet when people are sick.
Older islanders still welcome guests with baškotin and cafe latte.
It is interesting that despite all the changes brought by the new times, Baškotin is still prepared in an original way in which everything is done by hand and in small quantities.
You can buy it only in the monastery of St. Margaritas in the town of Pag if you arrive before everything produced for the day is sold.
Today, Pag’s Baškotin is marked as “Originally Croatian” and “Croatian island product”. It has become famous throughout Croatia and beyond its borders, so tourists often buy it and bring it to their countries as a fine edible souvenir.