Sunday, May 28, 2017

Potica Just Like Grandma Used to Make, Only Store-Bought

Potica Just Like Grandma Used to Make, Only Store-Bought

Oh, how fun to find Potica at the store today! Usually, we can buy some near Christmas time, but I think since it has become somewhat famous in recent days someone was smart enough to make it available now. The price has climbed a bit since we last bought any, but when the Pope refers to Potica by name what could you expect? Grandma would be so happy the Popa mentioned Potica, but I'm sure she would not approve of "store-bought" bakery items. 

Grandma baked all her own bread and pastries, grew huge vegetable gardens, canned the vegetables, washed clothes in a wringer washer, hung them on the line to dry, and did everything that needed to be done whenever anyone asked. She was no stranger to hard work. 

I'm sure we managed to visit when it just happened to be baking day more than once. I remember everyone fussing about Potica but I don't remember much about it, just that it was a lot of work and very special. I do remember liking pie crust cookies made from leftover pieces of pie crust and shaped every which way. They were baked in the oven for a few minutes with cinnamon and sugar sprinkled on top. I thought those were extremely special! 

I remember that Grandma made a salad from dandelions She made her own oil and vinegar salad dressing. She could can venison meat! She could do anything. I am good at buying Potica from the store, so I hope she forgives me. 

Thank you for reading, Carolyn Wilhelm of Wise Owl Factory

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