(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
Minnesotas Iron Range.
The potica is made in a European style building in downtown Chisholm. The business is named
for their son and for Jans late father, Andrej Gadzo.
Potica is made all across the Range, in several variations depending
on ones nationality. The Gadzos version has Slovak roots,
and if it were made in Europe it would be called orechovnik, orech
The Gadzos have the system down pat Jan makes the
dough, Andrej grinds the walnuts and weighs the dough, Jean and
Jan roll the dough by hand, spread the filling and prepare the pastry
for the oven.
There is never any skimping or cutting corners when making the
potica. Andrejs European Pastry uses only the best ingredients
to make the best potica.