Christmas Cracking Nuts Potica

Cracking nuts

Potica is probably the most popular traditional Slovenian pastry, and in the past was made to celebrate high festivals, including Christmas. According to a folk saying, nowhere in the whole world has anything better than potica!
Simply, potica is a pastry made of yeast dough spread with different fillings (nuts, poppy seeds, tarragon, honey…) and then rolled up. One of the most popular is the nut roll. Before we start making it however, we need to crack some nuts…
Sound: Cracking nuts with a wood hammer.

Sound level: 69,6 dB

Sound recordist: Dušan Oblak
Photographer: Veronika Štampfl
Video recordist: Barbara Grilc


6.4 MB
1 min 6 s
1 (Mono)
Sample rate:
Bit rate:
Bit depth:
48 kHz
768 kb/s
16 bit
70 dB

Recorded on December 18, 2014
Technical Museum of Slovenia
Bistra pri Vrhniki, SLOVENIA
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