Grandma's Potica

8
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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
2 loaves
Prep:
4 Hr
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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  • 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)

How to Make Grandma's Potica

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.

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About Grandma's Potica

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




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