Kavi & Krofi Slovenian-Coffee & Donuts - 'Work in Progress'..

January 16, 2019


Recipe reprinted from Pots & Pans, a cookbook published by the Slovene Women’s Union of America (SWU).


Slovenian doughnuts-‘Cake-like’ for dunking!

From Amalyia Ticor Potican Wagner - My Grandmother  as described by my Father in 1996…


Slovenian Donuts - Made with the Ingredients that were raised on the farms, the cream from from the cows & the Ancient Wheat grains milled at the Mill In Subiaco, Arkansas,.. 

Subiaco, Arkansas is the home of the Benedictine Monks at the Abby…


Lard or Tallow from Pastured animals on their farm… Fried in tallow, or lard (from healthy PASTURED animals…

Fried in tallow, or lard (from healthy PASTURED animals from a Catholic Farmer in Mid-Missouri.



Adapted for Bread Machine: 4 cup


Wet Ingredient's: 

 In the bread machine bowl:

1 cup sour RAW (WARM) cream or 1 cup sour RAW cream

1 cup RAW (Warm) ‘PASTURED’ milk … (Not MODERN American)…

 (not-pasteurized  with loads of DEAD BACTERIA

3  tablespoons Virgin coconut oil or EV Olive Oil (or combo)

3 Tbs honey or raw sugar 

or total liquid to 2.5 cups..options to combine

1 eggs Non-GMO-fed eggs


Lemon Cream: 

1/2 whole lemon, rind & juice (Vitamix 1/2)

1 cup half and half  raw PASTURED cream…

Add raw milk-cream mixture to egg mixture, lemon & Juice …



Dry Ingredients: Mix together… 

4 - cups of ‘home-milled’ Spelt or Farro flour (8-12 gram of Plant Protein)

1 1/2 Tablespoons Active Dry Yeast (2 ounces compressed yeast)

1 1/2 teaspoon Sea salt Iodized with Kelp granules (Iodine)…

1/4 tsp soda - Dash of Baking Powder

2 Tbsp seed mix (optional)…white sesame?


Bread machine setting of 3 or 4

Stop cycle after kneading &


Fry in deep fat 'PASTURED' Lard or Beef tallow …


(3 inches of oil) until golden brown on both sides, turning once. 

Place on brown paper to absorb fat.… 

Dust with powdered sugar when Krofi donuts are fried…


Makes 3 dozen Krofi (doughnuts).


Nutritionally speaking,..Lard FROM ‘MODERN INDUSTRIAL FARMED ‘ANIMALS …(has nearly one-fourth the saturated fat and more than twice the monounsaturated fat as MODERN butter. t is also low in omega-6 fatty acids, known to promote INFLAMMATION….

HOWEVER,  according to lard enthusiasts free-range (PASTURED)  pigs that eat greens, not GMO grains, have higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids.

Is Lard Healthy? - Ask Dr. Weil



Original Recipe reprinted from Pots & Pans, a cookbook published by the Slovene Women’s Union of America (SWU)…

Crumble yeast in water; stir in sugar and 2 tablespoons flour. Set aside to rise, about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, heat milk, half and half, butter and margerine; cool to lukewarm. In large bowl, beat eggs, sugar, salt and sour cream together. Add milk mixture to egg mixture. Stir in yeast, lemon rind, juice and 2 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Mix in enough remaining flour until dough is easy to handle, about 7 cups. Place on floured board and knead about 10 minutes to a soft non-sticking dough, adding more remaining flour on board as needed. Place in greased bowl, turn to grease top. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1-1/2 to 2 hours.

On lightly floured cloth, place dough and stretch (no rolling) to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut rounds (there are no holes in krofe) with the top of a glass or with a doughnut cutter (removing inner cutting circle). Place rounds on floured cloth; cover with a cloth to rise about 30 minutes or until light. Use scraps of dough to make additional rounds. Fry in deep fat (3 inches of oil) until golden brown on both sides, turning once. Place on brown paper to absorb fat. Dust with powdered sugar when krofe are cooled.


Makes 65 krofi (doughnuts).

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