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!
12/21/14: There are a few days left before Christmas. Since the bakers are now making breads in anticipation for Holy Supper on Christmas eve you can come to our hall to buy nut, poppy seed and other rolls, kolachy, pierogi, Christmas cookie trays, etc. from 9 a.m. thru 8 p.m. this Monday and Tuesday (12/22 – 12/23). On Wednesday, 12/24, you can also get baked goods starting at 5:30 p.m. until the start of Great Compline at 8 p.m. We welcome visitors and parishioners alike to join us for Holy Supper – a traditional meatless meal starting a 6 p.m. on Christmas eve.
12/15/14: This week will be a marathon of baking. Today we made more nut rolls (and other flavors too) – we sold out of these by Sunday. The two bakers also made hundreds of chocolate chip cookies and wrapped a dozen pumpkin rolls. We plan to bake more varieties of cookies this week so we can make the popular cookie trays that we sold over the last few Christmas seasons. Those cookie trays will be available by the weekend. Pierogi will be made Wednesday. We ran out of potato-cheese, sweet cheese, and sauerkraut pierogi at the Saturday morning market. Currently in stock: potato-onion, potato-garlic and lekvar pierogi, most potica roll varieties, a few dozen kolachy, 3 flavors of biscotti, pizzelles, pumpkin logs, 2 packages of wonderful waffles, and cookies (Mexican wedding cakes, chocolate chip, gingerbread and decorated sugar.) This weekend we will be at the Carmel farmers market Saturday 9-noon. Note: all the other markets we typically attend are now closed until April-May 2015. Your other two options are calling 317-632-4157 and coming to the church to pick up baked goods during the week before we take them to the Saturday market or ordering online by Wednesday, 12/17. Thank you for your interest. We’re looking forward to seeing you soon. May God grant you a blessed week!
10/22/14: Cooler weather and fall are here. Pumpkin rolls are selling lot hot cakes – most likely because we bake ours with original ingredients and everyone loves real cream cheese filling. Sorry no canned pumpkin here – ours are made from scratch. We laboriously de-seed, cook, skin and puree pumpkins from this season. We made enough puree for 81 pumpkin rolls and have another dozen large pumpkins to cook for plenty more pumpkin rolls. Unlike the grocery store version that contain about 25-30 ingredients, we use only 10 ingredients and nothing artificial. If you are a mother or grandmother then we encourage you to show your little ones how to start with a pumpkin and end up with pumpkin roll, pumpkin pie, etc. They need to learn how to prepare their own food. But if you want to save the mess and time then buy our delicious pumpkin roll. We do all the work and you get to enjoy the fruits of our labor without the mess. We’re baking pumpkin rolls, potica rolls, kolachy, biscotti and wonderful waffles this week. You can get them at the parish (call 317-632-4157 first), Southport farmers market on Friday from 3-7 p.m., Binford farmers market on Saturday from 8-noon and also from 4-8 p.m. at the 2014 Pumpkin Festival at Carmel Civic Square. Oh, please thank God that he has healed Belinda who is now back in the kitchen making these delicious items for you. We’re grateful that she’s back with us keeping the rest of the volunteers in line.
7/21/14: This upcoming Saturday, July 26, we will be offering our baked goods, fresh garlic bulbs, garlic scape cream cheese dip at a new venue, Manthan International Market. This market is open from noon until 5 p.m. We will be setting up there around 12:45 since we’re attending 2 other markets earlier in the morning.
6/24/14: The latest addition to our unique selection of products at the markets is the garlic scape cream cheese dip. (Garlic scapes are the seed head to the hard-neck garlic plant.) First we make garlic scape pesto from garlic scapes, extra virgin olive oil, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice & zest, salt, and pepper. To the garlic scape pesto we add cream cheese, more extra virgin olive oil & Parmesan cheese and radishes. Thus far comments we’ve received: “It’s awesome!” and “That is so good.” We serve the dip with carrot or celery sticks or pita chips. This healthy snack will be in limited supply for a couple more weeks since the garlic season for this year is now over. (The last of the garlic scapes were picked 6/23/14.) Come to the markets or church to pick up this “to-die-for” cream cheese dip before it’s all gone. Fresh garlic bulbs will be available starting next week.
6/10 /14: The sunny mild weather over the last 2 Saturdays have blessed us with great sales. We’re running out of many items. For example we sold out of 18 baker dozen trays of kolachy on 5/31/2014 at the Carmel Farmers Market. We suggest you get to our booth early for the best selection. Remember you can “beat the crowd” by calling the church, 317-632-4157, and arrange to come by and pick up baked goods during the week. Our baking has stretched from a single day every 2 to 3 weeks in 2008 to its current 2-3 days every week in 2014. It’s still a volunteer effort with parishioners, neighbors, and other parishes’ members helping us out. If you’d like to volunteer for even a partial day please give us a call. Thank God for all the wonderful talent he has provided. And please say some prayers for one of our bakers, Belinda Dorney, as she is recuperating from foot surgery. May God grant your servant, Belinda, peace, health, quick recovery and happiness!
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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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.
Come early to snatch the best selection to take home. Please call 317-632-4157 to schedule a pick-up at the church. The baked goods are sure to be a flavorful, traditional Eastern European and/or Italian dessert for you, your family and friends.
How many rolls did we make in 2011 through 2013? As of 1/1/2014 the counts are:
2013 2012 2011
1,296 1,351 1,175 potica rolls
631 186 55 breads – herbal (rosemary & garlic), pascha
2,435 1,932 1,016 biscotti
12,147 6,243 4,145 kolachy (1 customer buys 10 dozen at a time.)
321 231 183 pumpkin logs (You don’t have to wait until the fall. We freeze our pumpkin puree and use it throughout the year.)
1,234 1,207 1,118 pizzelles
1,158 0 0 wonderful waffles (Only 100 calories. Made from oats, not wheat. We use stevia and honey, not sugar.)
2,380 242 258 Slovak pirohi (Polish pierogies, W. Ukraine pyrohy, E. Ukraine verenyky)
5,547 4,326 ? Christmas cookies
NUT ROLLS (a.k.a. potica, povitica, Orechovnik, Orevnitza, Orehnjaca, Makoweic, Kaláč, Kolachki, Beigli, Strudla – just to name a few)
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.)
“The biscotti is the best on the planet!”
“The poppy seed roll and kolachy are the best.”
“You have a ringing endorsement from me for your Wonderful waffles. I was so happy Saturday.”
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
1/1/14: Happy New Year! Our parish and baking volunteers want to thank our customers for their patronage in 2013. Customers purchased over 30% more baked goods in 2013 than in 2012. We appreciate your confidence in our products. If you have any comments feel free to post them on this page, email us or call 317-632-4157. Like you, we are looking forward to 2014. May God grant you and us a healthy, peaceful and prosperous new year!
We sell our baked goods at the church, on the internet and at these markets:
Carmel Farmers Market starting Saturdays May 3 through October 25, 2014 – 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Binford Farmers Market on Saturdays at the new location, Lawrence North High School (north of 75th Street on Hague Road), May 3rd until November 1st, 2014 – 9 a.m. to noon.
Southport Farmers Market May 6th to October 31st on both Tuesdays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. and Fridays from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. It’s located at 2028 E Southport Road (Southport Antique Mall parking lot.)
The parishioners of St. Athanasius the Great Byzantine Catholic Church thank you for your continued patronage. God bless you!