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Coconut Potica

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Coconut Potica

One of the best Slovenian “potica’s” is made with coconut filling. It’s a great and delicious roll cake, you can make for Christmas and other occasions. Ingredients: For the dough 4 + 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1/2 cup cocoa powder 1 + 1/4 cup milk 3 egg yolks (you’ll need the whites for the filling) 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup butter 1 tbs rum pinch of salt 1 envelope fresh yeast For the filling 1 cup whipping cream 4 tbs butter 1 cup sugar 4 cups coconut flakes 2 whole eggs 3 egg whites 1 tsp vanilla extract Method: Mix the yeast with 3 tbs milk, 1 tsp flour, 1 tbs sugar (take these parts of  ingredients from...

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Walnut Štruklji

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Walnut Štruklji

You can never get tired of this sweet tasty Slovenian dish. It’s a perfect main dish, but it can also be served as a dessert. Here’s the easiest recipe for the tastiest walnut štruklji.   Ingredients: 1 phyllo dough 1 cup ground walnuts 1 egg white 1 cup whipping cream 1 tbs rum 3 tbs butter 1 tsp vanilla extract 3 tbs sugar Method: Stretch the phyllo dough over a slightly floured cloth. When you’re done stretching, the dough should be rectangular and paper thin. Grease the dough with 1 tbs melted butter. Heat the 2 tbs butter over low. When it melts completely, add whipping cream, sugar, vanilla extract and rum, and stir well....

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Spinach Štruklji

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Spinach Štruklji

Healthy, tasty, and colorful. What more could you possibly wish for?! Ingredients: 1 phlyllo dough (you can use whole-wheat flour, when you’re making the dough) 1 cup whipping cream 1 tsp salt 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 pound spinach, chopped 3 tbs butter + 1 tbs for greasing the dough 1 egg Method: Stretch the phyllo dough over a floured cloth to a rectangle and grease it with 1 tbs butter. Heat 3 tbs butter over medium, until it melts. Add chopped spinach, salt and garlic, and cook for approximately 5 minutes. Mix in the whipping cream and cook for another 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and leave it to cool. Transfer the...

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Mice

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Mice

It’s a tradition in Slovenia, that every year at the end of winter, we like to bake these little treats called “miške”, which means mice. Mice are easy to make and absolutely wonderful. Ingredients: 2 cups all purpose flour 1 cup plain yogurt 2 large eggs 1 tbs baking powder 2 tbs sugar a pinch of salt 1 tbs rum 2 cups oil for frying confectioner’s  sugar to sprinkle the mice Method: Add all the ingredients in a medium bowl, mix well with an electric mixer, and set aside. Heat the oil in a medium pot over medium heat (you can also use the fryer). Dip a teaspoon in the hot oil so the dough won’t stick to it. Take...

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Buckwheat Mush

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Buckwheat Mush

A simple and quick Slovenian meal is called “žganci”  and is made with buckwheat flour. Ingredients: 5 dl water pinch salt 1 cup buckwheat flour 5 tablespoons hot lard with cracklings Method: Place the water in saucepan and add salt. When boiling add flour, but don’t mix. Let it boil for about 5 minutes. Make a hole in the center of the flour with a wooden spatula and keep boiling for 10 minutes. Pour out about a half of the water and set aside. Beat the mixture well. Add the lard and mix. Cover and let rest for 5...

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Cottage Cheese Štruklji

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Cottage Cheese Štruklji

Another well-known Slovenian specialty is called “štruklji. Štruklji are made of ‘stretched’  (phyllo) dough, which is very thin, and spread with various fillings, like walnut, cottage cheese, potato, tarragon, mint, beans, spinach,.. then made into a roll, which is wrapped in cloth or aluminum foil and cooked in boiling water. Ingredients: For the dough 2  cups white flour 1 egg 1 tsp vinegar 3 tablespoons oil 3/4 cup water Pinch of salt Filling 50 dag cottage cheese 2 dl sour cream 3 tablespoons sugar 1 egg 1 tablespoon breadcrumbs 1 tablespoon butter Coating 2 tbs butter 4 tbs...

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Walnut Potica

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Walnut Potica

One of many Slovenian traditional dishes is known as “potica”. It’s a rolled up festive cake, made of leavened dough with various fillings like walnut, carob, hazelnut, poppyseed, almond, cheesecurd, cream, honey, tarragon, mint, crackling, ground bacon, dried fruit, etc. Most common potica is the one with walnut filling, here is the recipe, or click HERE for a step by step guide how to make walnut potica. Ingredients: For the dough 2 + 1/2 cups flour pinch of salt 3 tbs / 1 pack of yeast 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup sugar 3/4 cup milk 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tbs rum 4 egg yolks For the filling 1 + 3/4 cups ground walnuts 1  cup hot milk 2 tbs...

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