Olga's Potica


"An incredible sweet and yummy Slovenian treat. This recipe was handed down from my great aunt Olga. This recipe can use anywhere from 1 to 2 cups of raisins, the amount is purely up to your taste."


servings 529 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 529 kcal
  • 26%
  • Fat:
  • 35.6 g
  • 55%
  • Carbs:
  • 48.9g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 9 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 93 mg
  • 31%
  • Sodium:
  • 218 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease one large baking sheet.
  2. Dissolve yeast in 4 tablespoons lukewarm milk. Add 1 teaspoon sugar and 3 tablespoons flour. Stir well and set aside.
  3. Cream 1 cup butter with 4 tablespoons sugar. Add egg yolks, one at a time. Add yeast mixture and mix well.
  4. Add 5 cups sifted flour, salt and 1 1/3 cup milk and beat well. Beat dough for 10 minutes or until bubbles form. Cover with flour and let rise 2 hours.
  5. Cut dough in half and roll out each half as thin as possible on floured board. Spread each half with melted butter, honey, raisins, walnuts and douse with cinnamon.
  6. Roll up like jelly roll, place on baking sheet, allow to rise and bake for one hour.
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  1. 16 Ratings


Just like grandma used to make! This recipe is delicious but a lot of work, to roll that dough out so thin you can read the newspaper through it. But if you are Slovenian you owe it to your he...

We have our own family recipe. Potica has been passed down in my family for four generations. We do NOT use raisins, and always use walnuts NOT pecans. Either use a cheesecloth or flat sheet o...

I've made potica, or povitica as my Croatian Grandma would say, for several years but was never satisfied with the dough recipe until I tried this one. It is very easy to work with, light and d...

This is only one of the many varieties of this slovenian pastry dishes. As one of the reviewers said - do it once a year. It is traditionaally made for Christmass or Easter and is really hard t...

One of the best desserts ever!

I've made and eaten potica all my life. This filling appears harder than it should. I've never used raisins nor would I. Ground walnuts are best and most nut stores sell them already ground.

I decided I had enough practice in bread baking to take on one of the really difficult ones. I was right in thinking this bread would be a challenge. It's not a problem that potica takes some ti...

Very delicious potica. I ommit the raisins. This recipe is better than the bread we get from our Slovenian baker!!!!

I have a similar recipe given to me by my MIL that has been passed down through her Slovanian family for years. We make a HUGE batch (5 loaves) and the easiest way to cut the loaves is to use u...