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:
3 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

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