Slovenian Potica

This time I did something unusual for my kitchen. I tried an original recipe – traditional Slovenian Potica. Potica or nut roll is a pastry consisting of a sweet dough and nut filling. Instead of nuts you can put poppy seeds or chocolate, be creative relative to your taste.

I made it for the first time in my life, and I can say that it is not that complicated as I thought, but it requires time. 

Ingredients for the sweet dough:

200ml lukewarm milk
4tbs sugar
400g Schär Bread Mix flour
1tsp yeast
1 egg
100g butter
1tsp baking powder
orange peel


200ml lukewarm milk
300g walnuts
3tbs sugar

I found somewhere that Potica is a part of traditional Slovenian Easter breakfast. I don’t know is that true but I can tell that it goes perfect with morning coffee! 

Here is a video with instructions how to make this paradise for the palate.


  1. Theresa-Rose Prosen August 29, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    Hi! So happy to have come across your website! I am a Slovenian Canadian and my husband who is French Canadian is gluten-intolerant. One of his favourite things in the world was at my mother’s Slovenian Potica which he can’t have any more. I’m going to try your recipe next time I try to make gluten-free Potica. My mother’s recipe is a much richer version than yours and the layers are thinner. I haven’t been able to replicate that. With all your amazing experience in baking, do you know if it’s possible to roll a gluten-free dough very thin and to be strong enough to hold a dense heavy filling?
    Love, love your website!!! You’re so creative, and your videos are wonderful!!!

    1. Tea August 31, 2016 at 1:12 pm

      Hi 🙂 I am glad that you like my blog! It is possible and I will post one recipe with thin dough very soon. In Serbia we call it pies, it is different kind of pies. We make it with thin dough and rich filling which can be sweet (pumpkin, cherries, plums … ) or salty (potato, cheese, meat … ) and then rolled like Slovenian Potica. You will see 🙂

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