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Miners Cake's Day

Dani Rudarske greblice

The Miners cake`s day, which are traditionally happening on the first weekend of July, gather more and more folk ensambles from Croatia and abroad each year as also many visitors. The manifestation is dedicated to traditional miners cake- Greblica and takes place as one of most important culture event in Zagreb county. The program is divided in two themes- each on one day- saturday is reserved for ethno bands and performers and sunday for folk dancing, singing and playing.

Since 1979, from the very beginning of Oštrc’s activity, we tried to have as many performances as possible in front of our audience – inhabitants of Rude because we wanted to attract them to join our folk group. With that goal, every year till 1985 we organised a party during the summer months, where inhabitants of Rude got together. But, these parties weren’t different from the 15 other parties in Samobor, and the financial profit was not so good.

At the beginning of 80’s, we were hosts of the party organised for the 10th anniversary of Community of cultural and educational societies Matija Gubec, and also hosts of the Parade of cultural and artistic creation in Samobor. During that time we saw that people from Rude excepted this kind of entertainment, so, the leader of the choir, Mr. Ivica Burić, gave an idea about organising a cultural and entertaining event which would be dedicated to miner’s cake, the original specialty from Rude.

Today, Miners cake’s Day takes its place in the calendar of cultural events in Samobor. Beside interesting folk events, our wish is that Miners cake’s Days become a festival where everybody who contributes to the preservation of cultural inheritance of Rude, Samobor and Zagreb County can present themselves to the others.

Rudarska greblica

Rudarska greblica

Since 2008. the cake Rudarska greblica is protected as non-material cultural treasure by the Ministry of Culture. With this protection it enjoys more popularization and promotion on different exibitions and festivals. The genuine idea is to promote keeping the good, from dissapearing in it's origin recepture, with organizing practical seminars. Due to an ancient story,the making of this cake begins in 16.th century paralel with the blooming of mining in Rude. It's name is in fact a tool which helped to grow and keepflame in old stoves. The only written trace can be found in Milan Langs' book Samobor- folk living and customs, in which it is a slim cake made of cheese and nuts.


  • 35 dkg of flour
  • 2 dcl of sour cream
  • 3 spoons of oil
  • 1/8 l half of warm milk
    (put until the dought is soft)
  • spoon of salt
  • 1 yolk
  • 1/2 small spoons of yeast


  • 1 fresh cow cheese
    (middle size)
  • 1 egg and add left over egg white
  • 5 dkg grinded nuts
    (instead of nuts, spinach or mangel can be put)
  • little salt


First put a little oil in the pan. After the dought has rested for a half an hour, roll it out in double size of a pan (60x40). Put one half on the pan and put the fill on, the otherside of dought should now be put over the fill with corners of the under half dought, so that the fill would not come out during bakeing. After resting for 20 min. put the pan into previously warmed stove on 200°C for 20-25 min.