Grandma's Potica

Sue Huhn

By
@Wiscdance

This is my Slovenian grandmother's recipe. She made it every year for Christmas. I've continued the tradition by making loaves for my family at Christmas as well.
This is a special treat for the family and a wonderful family tradition.


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Serves:

2 loaves

Prep:

3 Hr

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

DOUGH

1/2 c
milk
1/4 c
sugar
1 tsp
salt
1/4 c
shortening, plus extra to greasing pans
1/3 c
water, warm
2 pkg
active dry yeast
2
eggs
3 - 31/2 c
flour

WALNUT FILLING

1/4 c
butter, softened
1/2 c
packed, dark brown sugar
1
egg, beaten
2 c
ground walnuts
1 Tbsp
orang rind (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Scald milk
Add sugar, salt and 1/4 C shortening
Cool to lukewarm
2
Measure water (warm, not hot) into a large bowl
Add yeast.
Stir until dissolved
Stir yeast into luke warm milk mixture
3
Put half the flour into a large bowl
Add eggs
Add milk/yeast mixture
Beat until smooth
4
Stir in remaining flour to make a soft dough.
Turn out onto a lightly floured board and knead until smooth and elastic.
Place in greased bowl, turning once to grease top of dough.
5
Cover and let rise in a warm place, free from drafts until double in bulk, about one hour.
6
While dough is rising mix all ingredients for walnut filling.
7
When dough has doubled in bulk, punch down.
Turn out onto lightly floured board.
Divided in half
8
Roll each half out into an oblong (about 20" x 10")
Spread each portion evenly with filling.
9
Roll up jelly roll fashion, starting at the long side.
Cut roll into 3 equal pieces.
10
Place the 3 pieces with seam side down in eachof the greased 8" x 4" x 2" loaf pans.
11
Cover and let rise in a warm place until dough rounds slightly above the top of the pans, about one hour.
12
Bake at 350 degrees about 25 to 30 minutes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: Eastern European
Other Tag: Heirloom