Recipe for Slovenian dessert “Potica”

Potica is a Slovenian dessert that is spread over continental Balkan, and the most on Zagorje (Croatia). This meal was even mentioned during the visit of American president Donald Trump and his wife Melanija. The Pope then asked Melanija is she making “potica” for her husband.

Potica recipe

Fragment the yeast into lukewarm milk, add a spoon of sugar, a spoon of flour and leave it on hot place for 10 minutes.

Mix all the ingredients for dough into a proper dish and with the grown yeast and melted butter knead the smooth dough, cover it and leave it in a hot room to grow for 1.5-2 hours.

Stir butter with yolk and sugar until you get foam, add rum (I added half dl of rum and 1 dl of milk, I don’t like too much rum in pastries), sweet cream and half of melted walnuts and slowly knead snow from egg white.

We unfurl the grown dough as thicker as possible, than we coat it with walnut filling and spread the rest of the minced walnuts and fold the dough, put into a oiled model, leave it in a hot place to grow, and coat it with egg.

Bake it on 180-200°C (390°F) for about 1-1.5 hour. Cover it with foil when the baking is close to an end.

For dough:
600 g of white flour
Yeast 20-25g
One spoon of salt
3 dl of lukewarm milk
70 g of butter
3 yolks
Lemon crust

For filling:
500 g of minced walnuts
100 g of sugar
2 eggs
50 g of butter
1,5 dl of rum
Lemon crust
2 spoons of sweet cream
Vanilla sugar

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