Starinski koh

Starinski koh

Fans of sponge cakes and semolina puddings will definitely appreciate the taste of the most delicate dessert called Starinski koh with vanilla milk. The soak makes the sponge moist, juicy, and melting in the mouth. It is served on a saucer with a spoon to one of the favorite drinks — tea, milk, and, of course, coffee.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Soaking time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Course Bakery
Cuisine Serbian
Servings 6 people
Calories 28 kcal


  • 1 mix bowl
  • 1 baking mold
  • 1 knife
  • 1 mixer


For the dough:

  • 4 pcs egg
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 3 tbsp semolina
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 6 g baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt

For the soak:

  • 200 g milk
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla


Preparing the dough

  • Prepare the ingredients for the sponge.
    The necessary ingredients for cooking starinski koh
  • Separate the whites from the yolks. Both are required for the dough, but to make the sponge more fluffy, start by working only with the whites.
    4 pcs egg
    Separation of egg yolks from proteins
  • Add salt and sugar to the bowl with the whites. Beat everything well with a mixer.
    4 tbsp sugar, ¼ tsp salt
    Adding salt and sugar to proteins
  • Add the yolks one by one to the beaten whites, continuing to beat with a mixer. The color of the mass will gradually change from snow-white to golden.
    Adding yolks to whipped whites
  • Sift in the flour and baking powder. Gently mix with a wooden or silicone spatula.
    3 tbsp flour, 6 g baking powder
    Adding sifted flour and baking powder
  • Add the semolina and also mix gently.
    3 tbsp semolina
    Adding semolina
  • Grease the form with butter and dust with semolina. This will create a layer that will allow the future pie to easily come off the walls.
    Greasing the mold with butter
  • Pour the dough into the form. Level the surface with a silicone spatula.
    Pouring the dough into a baking dish
  • Bake for 35 minutes. The sponge is always placed in a hot oven. If a glass form is used, to avoid its destruction from temperature changes, several rules are followed. First, the form should be placed in the oven together with a cold rack. Second, preheat the oven to 140 ℃ first. After the pie is in the oven, raise the temperature to 180 ℃.
  • Cut the finished pie into portions right in the form.
    Slicing koch in a baking dish

Preparing the soak

  • Heat the milk almost to boiling. Add sugar and vanilla. Strain to avoid getting an unappetizing foam on the surface of the pie. Pour the hot vanilla milk evenly over the surface of the sponge. It is not necessary to wait for the pie to cool down beforehand.
    200 g milk, 1 tbsp sugar, 1 tsp vanilla
    Pouring milk
  • The Serbian koh is ready. All that remains is to let it cool down, soak well for an hour, and acquire a characteristic tenderness in taste. The pie can be decorated with berries, jam, or simply dusted with powdered sugar. Because the koh is moist, powdered sugar is best applied to it just before serving so that it does not have time to melt from the soak. Store the cooled Serbian koh in the refrigerator.
    Starinski koh


Calories: 28kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 368mgPotassium: 52mgFiber: 0.03gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 58IUCalcium: 42mgIron: 0.1mg




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