Potica (Croatian Nut Roll)

Recipe by hcopeland
READY IN: 3hrs 50mins
SERVES: 32-40
YIELD: 4 loaves




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