Our journey all started with a treasured family recipe and grew into a destination for pastry enthusiasts from all corners of the globe. Nestled in the cozy town of Virginia, Minnesota, we’ve been mastering the craft of baking and sharing our love for the timeless Eastern European delight: Potica.
The Potica Journey
Once upon a time in the early 20th century, the lovely Mary Janezich passed on a recipe to her son-in-law, Geno. This wasn’t just any recipe, but a family gem that Geno later introduced to his bakery. Before we knew it, this potica became the talk of the town! When the Prebonich family took the reins, they gracefully added their unique touch of walnuts and raisins.
If you’ve ever wondered what makes our potica so special, it’s the love, time, and artisanal touch that goes into each loaf. It’s a delicate process, where our bakers diligently hand-roll, pull, and stretch the dough until it’s just right. And the final touch? A tantalizing mix of ground walnuts, creamy butter, brown sugar, eggs, pure vanilla, and natural spices. No shortcuts, no industrial processes, just great results.
More than Just Potica
While potica might be our star, our bakery is a treasure trove of delightful goodies. Our biscotti is perfect for your morning coffee, and our fruit cake is an irresistible blend of fruits, nuts, and a hint of liquor. We also have Wild Rice for sale.
But here’s a little secret: our potica isn’t just for special occasions. Be it breakfast, a hearty sandwich for lunch, or a delectable dessert topped with ice cream – the possibilities are endless!
Are you looking for innovative ways to relish our potica? Try it with a smearing of fresh butter, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and a drizzle of honey for breakfast. Or perhaps, transform it into a savory sandwich for lunch. If you have a sweet tooth, there’s nothing like potica topped with your favorite scoop of ice cream.
Taking a Slice of Tradition to Your Doorstep
It’s been decades, and our commitment remains unwavering: to ensure that the age-old art of making potica continues to thrive. Whether you’re near or far, our promise is to deliver this slice of tradition fresh to your doorstep. And it’s not just potica; our biscotti, fruit cake, and other delights await you.
We are proud to be the go-to Italian Bakery with potica and pastries in Minnesota. To learn more about what sets Italian Bakery of Virginia apart from others, contact us at 218-741-7218.