Crispy puff pastry layers, light as air, dusted with powdered sugar;
a firm but creamy smooth vanilla custard;
and a layer of fresh whipped cream sandwiched in between.
Almost as famous as the Lake and Castle in Bled, Slovenia, is the Bled Cream Cake, or the Cremna Rezina. A chocolate fan to the core, I was skeptical about this local specialty being too heavy or too creamy or too sugary for my taste. But wrong I was – the cake was baked to perfection – sweet, but not too sweet (how often is a fantastic dessert ruined by too much sugar?); creamy, but light; with a crispy puff pastry at the ends. All that I ordered was a slice but dusting off 4 or 5 of these wouldn’t be a task at all.
If you find yourself in Bled and looking to satisfy your sweet tooth, make sure you try this patented local specialty – and only at the place where it all started – the Park Restaurant & Cafe. Almost everyone who visits the restaurant orders one, so they have pre-cut slices that’ll make it to your table soon and disappear even sooner. And for once, the hype was justified.
Perfection on a plate with a view to match it!