An incredible sweet and yummy Slovenian treat. This recipe was handed down from my great aunt Olga. This recipe can use anywhere from 1 to 2 cups of raisins, the amount is purely up to your taste.
INGREDIENTS (for 2 servings):
- 1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
- 1/4 cup milk, lukewarm
- 1 teaspoon white sugar
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 cup butter
- 4 tablespoons white sugar
- 6 egg yolks
- 5 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/3 cups milk
- 1 cup butter, melted
- 12 ounces honey
- 2 cups raisins
- 1 1/2 pounds chopped walnuts
- 1 pinch ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease one large baking sheet.
Dissolve yeast in 4 tablespoons lukewarm milk. Add 1 teaspoon sugar and 3 tablespoons flour. Stir well and set aside.
Cream 1 cup butter with 4 tablespoons sugar. Add egg yolks, one at a time. Add yeast mixture and mix well.
Add 5 cups sifted flour, salt and 1 1/3 cup milk and beat well. Beat dough for 10 minutes or until bubbles form. Cover with flour and let rise 2 hours.
Cut dough in half and roll out each half as thin as possible on floured board. Spread each half with melted butter, honey, raisins, walnuts and douse with cinnamon.
Roll up like jelly roll, place on baking sheet, allow to rise and bake for one hour.