Potica is the Slovenian name for the nut roll, a traditional dish in many regional cuisines, and with this recipe you can learn how to make it. In Slovenia, the dish is often served on religious holidays, such as Christmas and Easter. The following recipe offers a take on potica that can be prepared and consumed in only a few hours.
Take a small bowl and dissolve your yeast, 1 tsp. of sugar and 3 tbsp. of flour into your warm mix. Mix it all up well and let it stand for 10 minutes. Separately, cream your butter with your leftover sugar. Add egg yolks one at a time, beating thoroughly each time. Add your yeast mixture, the rest of your milk, 4 cups of flour and the salt, again mixing thoroughly. Turn this dough onto a floured surface and knead until smooth, which should take about 8 minutes. Oil a large bowl, put your dough inside and coat it with the oil. Cover the bowl with a damp cloth and let the dough double, which should take 1 hour.
Grease a cookie sheet, and separately deflate the dough and dive it into 2 rolled out pieces, about ¼ inch thick. Spread both with melted butter, honey, raisins, cinnamon and walnuts. Roll each one up and pinch at both ends. Put the seam down on the cookie sheet. While your oven preheats to 350 F, let the rolls rise. Bake for 60 minutes or until golden brown. Serve and enjoy!