Recipe By Arlene
Published Jan 27th
Walnut Poteca
Prep - Cook - Additional - Ready In -
Servings 14 nut rolls Calories 617.3

This recipe is time consuming to make, but worth the effort. The rolls freeze well when wrapped securely with foil. You will have enough to feed an Army, but it will disappear quickly!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 pound butter
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 12 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups warm milk
  • 2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast
  • 20 cups all-purpose flour
  • 16 ounces honey
  • 3 ¼ cups hot milk
  • 3 ½ cups white sugar
  • 12 egg whites
  • 5 pounds ground walnuts

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Beat butter, 2 cups sugar, and egg yolks. Dissolve yeast in 4 cups of warm milk. Add salt. Combine with flour and knead until dough is no longer sticky. Cut into 14 equal pieces. Place on floured wax paper and cover with tea towels, let rise while making nut filling.
  2. 2 Heat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Combine honey, 3 1/4 cups hot milk, 3 1/2 cups white sugar, egg whites and ground walnuts.
  3. 3 Roll out one piece of dough into a large rectangle about 3/4 inch thick and spread with about 1 1/4 cups filling. Roll up jellyroll fashion and place on cookie sheet, seam side down. Brush with an egg wash (1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon cold water). Repeat with remaining dough. You may bake 2 rolls on a sheet. Bake 35 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 617.3
  • Carbohydrate 67.6 g
  • Cholesterol 63.9 mg
  • Fat 35 g
  • Fiber 4 g
  • Protein 13.4 g
  • Saturated Fat 7.5 g
  • Sodium 116.9 mg
  • Sugar 28.9 g


  1. I followed this recipe to a tee but it is unclear when to do certain steps like when to add the butter sugar and egg mixture to the milk... how long to raise the dough... I have some bread making skills so I filled in the blanks. It turned out nicely but it's not as - Read more ...
  2. I love potica but I never have any luck with raised dough recipes.
  3. This is an excellent recipe. I was worried because the dough was so stiff (I did not use all the flour called for) and so slow to rise. The wait was worth it. Very moist flavorful bread. I added some chopped dates to the filling otherwise followed the recipe exactly. Much easier to make than - Read more ...
  4. Just like Grandma made! I also cut this down to 14 servings (4 rolls). I might try to make this next year for co-workers instead of small holiday gifts! It's good that the original recipe is for 16 rolls!
  5. Nut Roll!! I am so happy to see someone put up a recipe similar to my grandmothers famously delicious nut rolls!! Of course Grandma's is the best. And as soon as I get the exact recipe from her I will post it up here.
  6. I made this and everyone said it was better than grandma used to make. Time consuming but well worth the effort!
  7. I'd really like to see this recipe under "nut roll" because that would have been easier to find. When I made this today I cut down the recipe to 14 servings (4 rolls) in case it didn't turn out. It turned out great. I left the dough in a ball to rise for several hours - Read more ...
  8. i really enjoyed this. it was worth the effort.
  9. A classic! Fabulous and festive.