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Walnut Potica – Slovenian Nut Cake

(Photo by: dolphy_tv / Fotolia)

Ingredients for 12 servings (1 cake)

Ingredients for the yeast dough:

  • 1 kilogram of flour, smooth
  • 30 grams of dry yeast
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 300 ml milk, lukewarm
  • 120 grams of butter, melt
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar

Ingredients for the walnut filling:

  • 500 grams of walnuts
  • 100 grams of sugar
  • 50 grams of butter
  • 375 ml of milk
  • 150 grams of breadcrumbs
  • 1 pinch of cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons of rum

Other:

1 tablespoon of butter for the mold

1. Make a yeast-flour mixture

Walnut Potica - Slovenian Nut Cake (Photo by: dolphy_tv / Fotolia)

First dissolve the yeast in 50 ml of the lukewarm milk, add a pinch of sugar and 2 tablespoons of flour, mix and let rise in a warm place for about 30 minutes.

2. Make the dough

Walnut Potica - Slovenian Nut Cake (Photo by: dolphy_tv / Fotolia)

Sieve the remaining flour into a bowl, add the eggs, yeast mixture, melted butter, sugar, salt and lukewarm milk and work the ingredients into a smooth dough using the kneading dough.

If the dough is too sticky, just add a little more flour. In the opposite case, just add some lukewarm milk.

3. Knead the dough

Walnut Potica - Slovenian Nut Cake (Photo by: dolphy_tv / Fotolia)

Then knead the dough briefly by hand and shape into a loaf.

4. Let rest

Walnut Potica - Slovenian Nut Cake (Photo by: dolphy_tv / Fotolia)

Then put the dough back in the bowl, dust with flour and cover with a kitchen towel and let rise in a warm place for 60 minutes.

5. Chop the walnuts

Walnut Potica - Slovenian Nut Cake (Photo by: dolphy_tv / Fotolia)

In the meantime, finely grind the walnuts.

6. Mix the ingredients for the filling

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For the filling, put the walnuts in a bowl, add sugar, butter, milk, breadcrumbs, cinnamon and the rum and stir to a smooth mass.

7. Heat the filling

Walnut Potica - Slovenian Nut Cake (Photo by: dolphy_tv / Fotolia)

Now put the nut filling in a saucepan, bring to the boil briefly, then swell and let cool down a little.

8. Roll out the dough

Walnut Potica - Slovenian Nut Cake (Photo by: dolphy_tv / Fotolia)

Roll out the dough into a rectangle about 0.5 cm thick.

9. Spread the filling on the dough

Walnut Potica - Slovenian Nut Cake (Photo by: dolphy_tv / Fotolia)

Now distribute the nut filling evenly on the yeast dough and smooth it out.

10. Roll up the dough

Walnut Potica - Slovenian Nut Cake (Photo by: dolphy_tv / Fotolia)

Now carefully roll up the dough from the long side.

11. Fill the dough into the mold and let it rise

Walnut Potica - Slovenian Nut Cake (Photo by: dolphy_tv / Fotolia)

Grease a potica or bowl cake tin with a little butter and add the rolling pin. Now let the nut cake rise again for 10 minutes.

Then bake the cake for 60 minutes in a preheated oven at 180 degrees (top and bottom heat).

13. Fall out of the mold and enjoy

Walnut Potica - Slovenian Nut Cake (Photo by: dolphy_tv / Fotolia)

Let the cake cool briefly in the tin, then turn it out of the tin and serve dusted with powdered sugar.

Good succeed!

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