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Potica and More

Sharing traditional baked goods from my childhood on the Iron Range, traditional Slovenian and Polish treats and so much more.  Updated often. Any questions, just ask.

The traditional methods of making of potica lives on in my cottage bakery. Always hand-stretched.

New to ordering? See ordering instructions below.

Easter ordering is now open. If I get enough orders, I will do a second bake on April 7th for fresh pickup on the 8th

Growing up, my Polish and Slovenian heritage were combined into one beautiful Easter.

It started on Holy Saturday with blesing of the food basket which woould become Easter breakfast.


 One of the best – known Polish holiday traditions is swieconka, the custom of having the Easter foods blessed by a priest on Holy Saturday. The faithful prepare trays or baskets of food for blessing, including kielbasa, eggs, ham and bread, we added walnut potica, zlikrofi, and a yummy boiled noodle/meat roll that I don't know how to spell.

In SLovenia, the festivities start with a traditional Easter breakfast, typically consisting of meat, horseradish, bread or potica and of course the painted hard-boiled eggs known as pirhi – in which the cultural diversity and creativity of Slovenia are reflected

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What is Potica?


Its name derives from the Slovenian word poviti, which means "to wrap in." Every family has its favorite recipe and a walnut potica, the most popular kind, can vary from one household to the next. My walnut potica is very similar to my mother and grandma Rosie’s.

Known as Potica (poh-TEET-sah) among Slovenians and povitica (poh-vee-TEET-sah) among Croatians, this sweet or savory pastry is made with a yeast-raised dough that is rolled or stretched out thinly and then spread with a filling.

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"Lisa’s training as a baker began in her family’s kitchens in the Iron Range. Potica, in particular, is a dear family tradition that Lisa learned from her mother and grandmother. This labor-intensive pastry is worth it to bring a taste of home south to the Twin Cities metro. "

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On your chosen pickup day, just walk into the porch at my

Apple Valley, MN home bakery. My address is given at check out.  

Once you arrive at the pick-up bakery rack, please,

DO NOT move or touch an order that belongs to someone else.

Your name will be your order.

To avoid delays, please write down, save, copy, whatever you need to do to keep my address available to you. I may not have time to answer messages or calls

on pick-up days in a timely manner. Text me with any delays or emergencies.

My enclosed porch has a heater if temps are below 35°.

Your order is always safe from the elements.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Pick-up is in Apple Valley, MN. You will receive the address during check out. I have a no-contact enclosed porch for pick-ups. If you need to speak to me at pick-up, leave a note on your order before checkout.

A video camera helps me monitor the porch. Your items are safe and protected. 

Your order will have your name on it. Please DO NOT touch or move someone else's order.

Orders are put out 10-15 before your previously arranged time. If you cannot pick-up your order in the time frame you chose, notify me immediately by text, 612-889-2211,

to reschedule a time that works for both of us. Keep in mind, I am a one person shop, answering texts and phone calls come second to production and customers in person questions.

Please be patient, I respond as fast as possible. Any order not picked up within 2 days will be donated to my

local fire or police department.

Bakery is sealed in cellophane, bread bags, plastic wrap, clam shells and/or boxes. Most sealed bakery will stay fresh for 3-7 days depending on the item, and can be frozen in airtight containers for 2-3 months. Sealed decorated cookies are good up to for 4 weeks at room temperature and can be frozen for up to 3 months. Cocoa Bombs are good for 6-8 weeks at room temperature in the sealed container out of direct sun or heat; once open store in an airtight container. 

Because each item is made by hand, final product may vary slightly. Tags, themed boxes and bow colors will vary. No refunds or cancellations after 24 hours of ordering as long as your product has not been started. Products are made-to-order and  time is allotted based on your order and once I max out my production,

I close ordering.  All sales final. No refunds. Full refund is given if I have to cancel due to an emergency. Refunds given as soon as possible once emergency is settled.

Products are made in a home kitchen operating under Minnesota Cottage Food Laws.

Products not subject to state inspection.

See the ABOUT ME tab to learn all about my training and background with food.

Kitchen is not allergen free. Email inquiries to

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