I remember my aunt and cousins coming over, I remember "helping" to chop nuts and spread the butter, and I remember how it totally defined when Christmas was truly here.
There are numerous versions of Potica bread as it's made in Slovakia, Slovenia, and numerous other eastern block countries, but my mom's is the only version in it's class (that we've found). It's a prized family recipe and tradition... and it's delish.
Oh, the butter.... that's like maybe half of it.
farm fresh eggs ready to head in!
My job... every year.
Sorry Nells Bells none for you :)
Sugar, milk and butter, and eggs...
Nice and bubbly
mixing it up!
sugar and nuts...
Look at that baby! Nothing like a little rising time to poof things up!
The work sheet
the rolling process, it takes some muscle
Nice and big!
time for the filling
roll it up!
Waiting for their turn
More butter anyone?
rise a wee bit more
And before you know it you are done and ready to dig in!!!
As time intensive as it is, I can't wait to make potica bread a tradition when I have children. It's one of my favorite childhood memories and such a fun and delicious gift to give!
What are some of your favorite holiday treats?