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Baked Goods

St. Athanasius creates fresh, traditional, homemade baked goods with authentic ingredients (real butter, vanilla, whole milk, etc.) year-round – for special occasions (e.g. Easter holiday), or just because they are so tasty.

We sell our baked goods at the church hall behind the rectory (please call ahead at 317-632-4157) as well as online. The baked goods are sure to be a flavorful, traditional Eastern European and/or Italian dessert for you, your family and friends. May God grant you a blessed week and a truly spiritual and prayerful Great Fast!

Nut Rolls, Poppy Seed Rolls, Kolachy (kolache), Pierogi (pyrohy, vereniky), Biscotti, Pizzelles, Pumpkin Roll are all available online for you to buy. We’ve made it simple: Click on a button to order and when you’re through ordering, just checkout.

From February to early April you can purchase your traditional Pascha (Paska) Bread.

Large and medium pascha

Large- and medium-sized paschas

The Easter bread (pascha or paska) is a large round loaf of bread, made of bread flour sweetened with honey, sugar & vanilla and enriched by adding lots of eggs, butter, milk, and (optionally) raisins. The egg-rich bread has a very soft crumb and a golden color due to lots of egg yolks. On top it is decorated with a crown and/or a cross. It symbolizes our Lord Jesus Christ, Who ‘‘came down from heaven to give life (eternal) to the world” (cf. Prayer for the Blessing of the Bread). It makes a beautiful addition to your Easter Basket and a great centerpiece for your Easter dinner table.

We make the traditional Pascha of our Slovakian heritage. There is both lemon and orange zest in our delicious loaves for a beautiful citrus aroma and elegance. Many customers have told us that they use it to make great french-toast.

Prices shown below include handling charges for shipment.; shipping charges are calculated at checkout. Prices at the church hall and farmers’ markets are lower; call for local pricing (317-632-4157). Please place your order by Wednesday, March 21, 2018 to assure you get your selections prior to Pascha (Easter) Sunday, April 1 – no fooling!

You can order your Pascha in three different sizes, and with or without raisins
Large Pascha with Raisins $19 / without Raisins $18
Medium Pascha with Raisins $16 / without Raisins $15
Small Pascha with Raisins $10 / without Raisins $9

 (weights are minimum)
PASCHA PASCHA with Raisins
LARGE (2 lbs 4 oz) $18 $19
MEDIUM (1 lb 14 oz) $15 $16
SMALL (1 lb) $9 $10

Potica Half Rolls – $11.00 each (shown in the pictures below)

Potica 13-inch Roll – $19.00

flavors 5-6″ Half – Roll $11 12-13″ Full Roll $19
NUT (walnut)Nut Roll halves
POPPYPoppy Seed halves
APRICOTApricot Roll half

The full fruit rolls (in the right hand column below) are shipped as
half rolls. For example, instead of a full cherry cream cheese roll we will
ship two half rolls to prevent cracking so you have a better presentation.

flavors 5-6″ Half – Roll $11 2 Half Rolls for Full Roll Price $19
(save $3)
APPLE-CINNAMONApple Cinnamon Roll half
CHERRYCherry & Cherry-cream cheese roll halves

Pumpkin Log with Cream Cheese filling. $19.00Pumpkin Log


Kolachy $13.00 dozen.Kolachy


Biscotti (Cantuccini)

Six grande (large) – $12.00


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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. See us on Facebook at St. Athanasius Bakery. Thank you for your interest. If you near the Indianapolis area come early to snatch the best selection to take home. Please call 317-632-4157 to schedule a pick-up at the church.

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 loving 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 (1.5 lbs.) or more.  Our premium quality rolls baked with love 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 butter) fillings from scratch with all natural ingredients. For example, we finely grind whole poppy seeds and make our popular poppy filling with whole 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.


Customer Testimonials

Farmers markets:
“This (Pascha bread) is fabulous!”
“Your rolls are great. Nut and apricot are our favorites.”
“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.”
“These (kolachy) are very good.”
“This (raspberry roll) is really good.”
“My husband thoroughly enjoyed the pizzelles during Christmas.”
“The kolachy didn’t make it out of the parking lot last week. We ate the whole dozen.”
“We always enjoy your good stuff.”
“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.”

In 2017 our poppy seed roll and apricot kolachy were highlighted in a local newspaper article.

Mail & email comments from 7 states:

Thank you for the prompt delivery of my order. I’ll be enjoying every bite soon.  … Z.A. from IN. She got her first nut rolls from us as a gift from her neighbor.

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

Are you famous for your pumpkin rolls? They’re delicious. … E.F. from IN


February 2018 – Our new offering was a resounding success at the Carmel Winter Farmers Market. It’s a warm herbal tea that potentially has multiple health benefits. What is this elixir? We call it Golden Turmeric Tea. It’s a bouquet of spices: turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, black pepper & cardamom. This mix is added to your beverage of choice: almond, dairy, or coconut milks or bone broth, etc. and optionally sweetened to taste with your molasses, stevia, honey, or agave syrup, etc. A teaspoon of our Golden Turmeric Tea Mix in an 8 ounce serving contains 438 mg curcumin; 450 mg/day of curcumin is the minimum recommended amount for an anti-inflammatory benefit.

May 7, 2017 – We introduced potato-cheese pirohi heated on a griddle and halušky (cabbage & egg noodles) at the Carmel Farmers Market on 5/6/17. When people approached our booth #13 they could smell the aroma of sauteed onions and heated halušky. The mention of pirohi turned a lot of people’s heads who did a double-take and became customers of our hand-pinched pirohi, which is served with sauteed onions, sour cream and/or chives. A serving of pirohi or halušky is $3.00 or purchase a “combo” (serving of each) for $5.00. We received both 2 thumbs-up and raving reviews for offering unique and traditional ready-to-eat Polish or Eastern European gastronomic food. Thank you to our patrons for your enthusiastic approval.

October 2016 – At the October 4th market a new customer bought a single serving of pumpkin roll. We noticed her car never made it out of the parking lot. She drove back to the market and bought two whole pumpkin rolls. As we’ve told our customers, the pumpkin rolls are made of 10 authentic ingredients that most 2nd graders can pronounce – no preservatives or substitutions for real vanilla, butter, etc. We puree the pumpkins each fall season. No shortcuts and you can taste the difference.

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