Walnut Poteca


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!

14 nut rolls


  • 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


  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. 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. 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 (per serving)

617 Calories
35g Fat
68g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 56
Calories 617
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 45%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Sodium 117mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 68g 25%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 29g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 91mg 7%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 301mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.