Orasnica (Nut Roll)

The ultimate Ethnochoreology recipe. Recipes are the notation system for culinary arts, a form of feminine divination practicum.

2 ounces compressed yeast
3 tablespoons sugar
10 tablespoons flour (Organic, stone grind by hand if possible)
4 egg yolks (nested, free range)
3 tablespoons sour cream (Organic, from cows within 50 miles of your home)
2/3 cup warm milk (Organic, from cows within 50 miles of your home)
3 cups flour (Organic, stone grind by hand if possible)
pound butter (Organic, from cows within 50 miles of your home)

pound ground walnuts (hand-picked from your own walnut tree if possible)
4 egg whites (free range, organic eggs, if possible from your own chickens)
1 cup sugar

Combine first four ingredients, which function as a metaphor for the four avenues of the kolo. Set aside to rise, preferably on a warm stove so that it can rise well. Cream together butter, sugar, egg yolks, and sour cream; the elements will be integrated but retail their individual essences, which again mirrors the kolo. At this point, add the yeast mixture and flour and knead the dough for at least nine minutes. After kneading, the dough will need a lightly greased bowl where it will rise to twice its original size, like the gestating womb. Divide the dough into thirds: the triple aspect, Maiden, Mother, and Crone. Roll it (much like the round dances, or kolos) into a rectangular shape and fill the center of the rectangular shape of dough with walnut filling (see recipe below). Place in a 13 x 9 pan for one hour on a warm stove (pech in Serbo-Croatian) to allow the dough to rise and gestate again with its walnut filling and chant loving thoughts while waiting. (The walnut filling is the mitochondrial DNA metaphor, a tree ring record.)

Place into the oven (the pech, which is the womb) at 350 degrees (in numerology, we add the numerals in 350 to get 8, the number for eternity).

To make the filling, beat egg whites, add sugar and ground walnuts. Do not allow the filling to become stiff; if this happens, simply add a small portion of warm milk (recall breastmilk nourishing a child as you do this).