St. Athanasius creates fresh, homemade baked goods year-round – for special occasions, or just because they are so tasty. Nut Rolls, Poppy Seed Rolls, Kolachy, Biscotti and Pumpkin Log are all available online for you to buy. We’ve made it simple: Click on a button to order and when you are through ordering, just checkout. Enjoy, and thanks!
11/27/13: Yes, Virginia, there will be Christmas cookies available from St. Athanasius Church this year. On Saturday, October 12, the kickoff of Christmas cookies officially started in St. Mary’s Hall kitchen. Three women made the dough for gingerbread-spiced, sugar, spritz, and Santa Whisker cookies. Since then over 280 dozen cookies have been baked. Many more cookies will be baked through December. Here’s the post for 2013 including the promotional flyer. This year it’s likely to exceed 15 varieties of cookies – some old favorites like peanut butter blossoms, Mexican wedding cakes, decorated sugar cookies, and chocolate pretzels. There will be some varieties you don’t see frequently. We are making cookies with gluten-free flour (but we are not a gluetin-free facility) and cookies with Splenda and or Stevia. Come back and check to see what they are. Last year 360 dozen cookies were made. This year’s goal is over 500 dozen. This year’s cookie and bake sale at the church is December 14. Where else can you buy them? We will take the cookies to the winter farmers markets on the northside in November and December (Carmel started Nov. 2 & Binford Nov. 23). You can pick them up at the church too. Next bake day of kolachy, potica, pumpkin rolls, pizzelles and biscotti is Thursday, December 5. Call your order in now. Thirty rolls recently went to St. Gregory’s Byzantine Catholic Church in Upper St. Clair, PA and rolls & kolachy were taken back to Cleveland for another church event.
New this year is our ”Wonderful Waffles”. We introduced our “Wonderful Waffle” at the Carmel Winter Market in January 2013. They’re made with rolled oatmeal, beans, chia seed, honey, stevia, alkaline water, oil & salt. This combination makes our waffle high in fiber and protein with plenty of other nutrients. Since it doesn’t spike your sugar level like waffles made with wheat flour this is a healthy addition to your diet. Each waffle is 100 calories. It’s not sweet so it’s a great way to cut back on sugar. Suggestions: top with fruit & yogurt, banana & peanut butter, cover with creamed broccoli & chicken or sausage gravy, dip in salsa or honey-mustard sauce or choose your own creative toppings for a unique and healthy meal. Waffles aren’t just for brunch anymore. Enjoy them at any meal. (See the comment at the bottom of this post.)
We always sell our baked goods out of the church location on the near south-west side of downtown Indianapolis. Just call ahead to make sure we have your selection in stock. Currently we’re selling our goods at the Carmel Winter Market starting November 2, 2013 through March 15, 2014 and a couple holiday craft fairs.
Come early to snatch the best selection to take home. Please call 317-632-4157 to schedule a pick-up at the church or have an order ready for you to pick-up at the market. The baked goods are sure to be a flavorful, traditional Eastern European dessert for you, your family and friends.
How many rolls did we make in 2011 through 2013? As of 11/1/2013 the counts are:
2013 2012 2011
1,031 1,351 1,175 potica rolls
2,024 1,932 1,016 biscotti
10,298 6,243 4,145 kolachy (1 customer buys 10 dozen at a time.)
222 231 183 pumpkin logs
967 1,207 1,118 pizzelles
545 186 55 breads – herbal (rosemary&garlic), pascha
983 0 0 wonderful waffles
2,029 242 258 Slovak pirohies (Polish pierogies, W. Ukraine pyrohies, E. Ukraine verenyky)
1,400 4,326 ? Christmas cookies
Our Traditional Rolls are made with care. They consist of a sweet bread dough (“the dough is so good”) which is rolled around various delicious fillings. Each full roll is 12-14 inches in length. The nut roll weights in at 18 ounces or more. Our premium quality rolls are very reasonably priced. Each roll is wrapped and then bagged by hand to lock in the freshness and wonderful flavor. You can keep them in the freezer for many months.
We make the scrumptious dough and walnut, poppy seed, apricot and lekvar (prune) fillings from scratch with all natural ingredients. For example, we finely grind whole poppy seeds and make our popular poppy filling with milk, butter, lemon zest, honey and sugar. We don’t take short cuts like those who buy canned “poppy butter” made with corn starch and strange preservatives. The only preservative we add to these fillings is natural honey.
We’ve bought some of our walnuts from Haag Family Farm in Esparto, CA so you can be sure the walnuts in our filling are fresh and healthy.
(Here’s a story on how a family in California used to gather walnuts for their rolls.)
2013 market comments:
“This (Pascha bread) is fabulous!”
“Your rolls are great. Nut and apricot are our favorites.”
“This (raspberry roll) is really good.”
“My husband thoroughly enjoyed the pizzelles during Christmas.”
“We always enjoy your good stuff.”
“These (kolachy) are very good.”
“The kolachy didn’t make it out of the parking lot last week. We ate the whole dozen.”
“The kolachy last week were terrific. I need 2 dozen this week.”
“Those were the BEST pirohy I’ve ever had.”
“The nut and apricot rolls are excellent.”
Mail & email comments from 7 states:
Those (potica rolls) were some of the best my family has ever had, very happy Slovaks here! … M.T. from IN
Today I brought in some of the biscotti to give to the three ladies and one man (the chef) who prepare the meals for school. I just went back for lunch and they were raving about your biscotti. The chef, Al, said your biscotti were superior to ones he has gotten from specialty stores. He and the other lady said you should consider selling them on QVC. … M.D. from PA
Everyone loved them. David, our youngest son who lived in Slovakia for four years, said they were just like the rolls you get in Slovakia. Mary, our only daughter, shared them with her in-laws. Mother-in-law Carol (Slovak) said she especially liked the prune roll. She told Mary it was the best “Lekvar Roll” she ever tasted. … P.S. from AZ
Our whole family loves the nut rolls. We first found you at the Binford Farmers Market and went every Saturday to buy a nut roll for the week. Looking forward to receiving this order and I am sure we will be ordering many times during the years to come. … J.M. from FL
Thank you for the delicious poppy seed & nut rolls. The only discord from my family was why I didn’t order more! It is Awesome! Actually my family considers itself poppy seed connoisseurs & this rates as the best poppy seed ever! … A.T. from OH
Our church sells nut rolls but we like yours better. … T.K. from VA
The whole family loves the pumpkin rolls. … J.D. from NJ
Bring the herb bread, in addition to the pumpkin rolls, every time you come back east. … M.D. from NJ
We sell our baked goods at the church, on the internet and at these markets:
Carmel Farmers Market starting Saturdays November 2, 2013 through March 15, 2013 – 9 a.m. to noon.
Binford Farmers Market on Saturdays Nov. 23, Dec. 7, 14, and 21– 9 a.m. to noon.
Half Rolls – $8.50 each (shown in the pictures below)
13-inch Roll – $15
|flavors||5-6″ Half – Roll||12-13″ Roll|
|NUT WITH RAISINS|
|APRICOT w/ CREAM CHEESE|
|CHERRY w/CREAM CHEESE|
|RASPBERRY w/ CREAM CHEESE|
|ALMOND w/ WHITE CHOCOLATE|
|CHOCOLATE-VANILLA ALMOND TWIST|
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The parishioners of St. Athanasius the Great Byzantine Catholic Church thank you for your continued patronage. God bless you!