Smokvenjak (or hib, locally) is an ancient Mediterranean cake dating back from the old days when there was no sugar or chocolate, and you had to look in nature around you when you had a sweet tooth attack. Basically, it’s minced dried figs formed in the shape of a sausage or a round cake, with only a bit of brandy, spices or ground almonds. It could last for weeks and weeks and usually it was enjoyed with a shot of home-made brandy.
Family farm Ostojić wanted to add their own special touch to the traditional smokvenjak. Their brand based on organic figs is called Eco Fig’o and they produce two kinds: the exciting and spicy smokvenjak with a bit of pepper, and the deliciously sweet smokvenjak with orange and lemon. Find their products at numerous deli and souvenir shops around Croatia.