I belong I belong to an online writing community called Red Room. In December of 2011, we were asked to consider this question: What is the secret ingredient in your holiday traditions?
I wrote about potica, the rich yeast bread that is probably Slovenia's most well known dish. My family's version is more pastry than bread. It's like the love child of brioche and baklava.
The secret ingredients are:
-a refrigerated yeast dough made with sour cream
-a simple, uncooked nut filling
-a heavy hand with the honey
-love, memory, and family
To see the complete essay, including a simple version of my family potica recipe, follow this link:
For a more recent, step-by-step photo guide, follow the link below to my December 2012 Slovenian Roots Quest blog post.
Causes Blair Kilpatrick Supports
Louisiana Folk Roots, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Habitat for Humanity/Musician's Village New Orleans, Doctors Without Borders