Moslavačka priča is a family story that has grown from love towards homeland and the good old times.
Holiday homes that have been transported in their original state from the neighbourhood, centennial furniture highly restored in style, family photos from the previous century – they all tell this Moslavina story of ours. Two restaurants, situated by the pond and in the heart of the forest make up the gastronomic part of Moslavačka priča. You can taste flavours and scents of indigenous Moslavina and wildlife specialties through exquisite dishes of our region, which are enriched by indigenous wines, Škrlet being most famous of them. To make your stay at Moslavačka priča as fun as possible, we offer sports contents with artificial grass tennis court, futsal field, hanging bowling and a playground for children. The specialty of our story is a forest which is a home to around 150 animals: fallow deer, deer, does… you can take photos of them while walking through the forest! If you are nature lovers, if you value antique furniture and good food you will certainly be thrilled by our story.
Come and experience our story with all your senses and we will be glad to bring it to your hearts, then you can pass it on. We hope Moslavačka priča becomes your most beautiful story.
We hope that Moslavačka priča will become your most beautiful story!
Virtual walk – Round the pond
According to some legends, the toponym Moslavina has its origin in words Mons Claudius, while others believe that the name Moslavina derives from Latin mons (hill) and vinum (wine) – Mons boni vini or hills of good wine.
The region is located about 40 km east of the capital city Zagreb. It extends from northern to southern border over about 50 km, mostly along the Zagreb – Lipovac highway and from western to eastern border over about 40 kilometers (almost all the way to Bjelovar and Daruvar).
Since 2007 Moslavačka gora has been the first Regional Park in Croatia, the protected area expanding over around 15000 hectares of agricultural and forest land. It is abundant in different forest species, preserved valleys and grassland with numerous different plants and animal species, geological diversity and cultural and historical sites.
THE GREATEST CULTURAL AND TOURISTIC VALUE OF MOSLAVINA:
The late baroque churches : Church of Saint Mary of the Snow in Kutina, Saint Anne’s Church in Osekovo, wooden chapel of Saint Fabian and Sebastian in Donja Gračenica, the Church of Saint Michael the Archangel in Velika Ludina, churches in Samarica; Saint Mary Magdalene Church from the 13th century in Čazma in which duke Koloman was buried, Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary from the 13th century, the monastery and Church of St. John the Baptist built in early 16th century and renewed in the baroque style in the 17th century – both in Kloštar Ivanić; Church of St. Aloysius Gonzaga in Popovača and the early baroque Church of the Holy Cross in Križ by which the place got its name.
A very important place in this region is Garić grad, a fortress dating back in the 13th century (1256). It is one of the oldest and most important medieval fortresses together with Medvedgrad – a part of the defense system against Tartar invasion.
Moslavina has a very important part in the oil history of Croatia with Paklenjača, Mramor brdo, overground oil wells, oil mines in Mikleuška and the first remarkable oil deposit discovered in Gojlo in 1941.
In its western part Moslavina is a Kajkavian area where Kajkavian accent of Croatian language used to be dominant and the northern part is Shtokavian.
THE CHAPEL OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
On the estate of Moslavačka priča there is a chapel that Mr Stjepan Martinac, the owner, had built, and it was intended to be:
“To God’s honor and People’s salvation “.
The statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary dates back to the 1830s.
It was brought to Croatia by Mr Konstantin Zavacki, Mrs Katica Martinac’s grandfather, when he moved from Ukraine in 1908.
The chapel was built with respect and in memory of the family ancestors, keeping the Christian spirit.
Mrs Katica Martinac entrusted the restoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s statue to Mr Milan Jurina, a paintor, on 22 September 2011.
Moslavina autochtonous dishes recipes
We’ll share with you some recipes of autochtonous homemade dishes from Moslavina that are still often found on family tables in our region. We hope you’ll enjoy them, and you can taste all the variety of flavor and aroma, together with other local dishes, in Hunting lodge Moslavačka priča.
JUHA OD VRGANJA (PENNY BUN SOUP)
- 2 penny buns
- 2 potatoes
- 1 carrot
- 1 red onion
- 2 garlic cloves
- 2 tablespoons flour
- salt, pepper, red pepper
Preparation: Clean and chop the penny buns. Peel the potatoes and cut them into cubes. Clean the carrots and cut them into rings. Stew the chopped onion, add penny buns and carrots, then add the potatoes. Stew for a while and add water. Cook for about half an hour. Make roux of flour and oil, add garlic and red pepper. Pour the roux into the soup, add salt and pepper.
BELI ŽGANCI (WHITE POLENTA)
- ½ kg plain flour
- 4 potatoes
- 2 onions
- 100 grams bacon
Preparation: Cook peeled and chopped potatoes, mash them, add salt and flour. Boil for half an hour, constantly stirring. Slice the polenta into pieces. Stew onion and bacon in oil. Pour over the polenta and serve warm.
TAČKRLE (pasta filled with cottage cheese)
Dough ingredients: ½ kg hard flour, 2 eggs, water, salt
Filling ingredients: 300 grams cottage cheese, 1 egg, pinch of salt
Sauce: bread crumbs, sugar, butter
Preparation: Make the dough, roll it out to be a bit thicker and cut it into cubes. Put a small tablespoon of filling into the center of each cube, fold and press around with a fork.
Cook in salted water for 10 minutes. Fry bread crumbs with butter in a pan and pour over the cooked dough. Sprinkle with sugar.
BUČNICA (strudel with pumpkin and cottage cheese)
Dough ingredients: 300 grams plain flour, oil, salt, 2 dl warm water
Filling ingredients: 1 medium-sized pumpkin, ½ kg cottage cheese, 2 dl sour cream, 4 eggs, oil, butter, salt
Preparation: Mix all dough ingredients together, knead the dough, cover it with a warm bowl and let it rest for about half an hour.
Peel the pumpkin and grate it. Sprinkle with salt and leave for 10 minutes to let the water out. Drain all the liquid, add the rest of ingredients.
Roll out the dough to be thin, sprinkle with butter and oil, spread the filling over it and roll. Cut the dough into length of the baking tin and bake for 40 minutes at 180 degrees.
Šaran na rašljama – ”krapec v procep“ (carp on forked branch), summer cottage cheese”preveli“ (smoked cottage cheese – flavored and with hot pepper), bele devenice (pork sausages with corn flour), vanjkuši (pasta in the shape of a small pillow filled with cheese wrapped in bacon), bazlamača/ zlevanka/ zlevka (a cake made of corn flour).
The ace of Moslavina is škrlet – the native variety of white wine with pleasant muscat aroma and sweetish balanced taste, light yellowish – green in colour.
Moslavac and dišeća ranina (belina) are also native varieties that have sprung from vineyards that used to be planted by the Thracians, the Illyrians, the Celts and the Romans in Moslavina.
Nowadays, wine growing and wine production is part of a family heritage and a hobby, but also a life calling to a great number of people in Moslavina.
Moslavina wine roads, apple and strawberry plantations, vegetable farmers and florists are all part of the agricultural production of this region and they all contribute to the gastronomic offer in this area.
Enjoy and cheers!