Potica (Croatian Nut Roll)

READY IN: 3hrs 50mins
Recipe by hcopeland

We always looked forward to the holidays when we could get nut roll. Now our grandmas are unable to make them and it is not the same. This is the recipe from my Grandmother for nut roll.

Top Review by katie in the UP

We look forward to the Holidays...for Potica. I like them filled with poppyseed filling also. These also make great gifts for the neighbors!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Stir yeast into water.
  2. Mix butter, milk, sugar, and salt.
  3. Add egg yolks, yeast mixture and 2 cup flour.
  4. Mix thoroughly.
  5. Add remaining flour and turn dough out on a floured surface.
  6. Knead until smooth, elastic and does not stick to surface.
  7. Place in greased bowl and let rise 1 hour.
  8. Grease your baking pan.
  9. Filling: mix milk, salt, margarine and sugar.
  10. Heat slightly until margarine melts and sugar is dissolved.
  11. Add nuts then to stretch mixture you can fold in beaten egg whites.
  12. After it has risen, divide into 4 equal parts.
  13. Do not knead.
  14. Roll each piece to about 1/8 inch thick.
  15. Spread with cooled filling.
  16. Roll jelly-roll style and place seam down in a greased pan.
  17. Let rise for 1 hour.
  18. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  19. Bake 40 - 45 minutes.

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