Rocky Mountain Potica
© Rocky Mountain Potica, used with permission.
This delectable pastry is made with a delicate yeast dough rolled thinly and slathered with, traditionally, walnut filling, rolled and baked. It's known as potica in Slovenian and povitica in Croatian, and it's nothing short of heaven.
Carmody's family has been making potica for hundreds of years. In addition to the English walnut recipe I love, they have more varieties than you can shake your babica (Slovenian grandmother) at. Not that you'd want to anyway. But I digress. Consider coconut cream cheese, cashew, strawberry-rhubarb cream cheese, macadamia white chocolate, German chocolate, Obama potica, and Blagojevich "Totally Nuts" with Bleepin' Golden Raisins. How can you resist that last one? Carmody makes them to order and ships the same day. There's no stockpiling of potica in his Colorado business (hence the name of the company). I believe he's still taking orders for Easter.
It's a little time consuming to make, but if you'd like to try YOUR hand at it, here's my Slovenian pumpkin seed potica recipe.
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