Ján (pronounced “Yon”) Gadzo, his wife, Jean and their son, Andrej have a passion for Potica.
The walnut-filled pastry with European beginnings has become an ethnic favorite among the northern Minnesota’s Iron Range.
The Potica is made in a European style under Jan’s supervision at the Tobies Bakery in Hinckley.
Potica is made all across the Range, in several variations depending on one’s nationality. The Gadzo’s version has Slovak roots, and if it were made in Europe it would be called Orechovnik, Orech meaning “walnut.”
There is never any skimping or cutting corners when making the Potica. Andrej’s European Pastry uses only the best ingredients to make the best Potica.