Thursday, October 27, 2011

Daring Bakers' challenge: Povitica

The Daring Baker’s October 2011 challenge was Povitica, hosted by Jenni of The Gingered Whisk. Povitica is a traditional Eastern European Dessert Bread that is as lovely to look at as it is to eat!

Looks like a basic bread, right? I can honestly say I'd seen this stuff before but never knew its name. It's pronounced po-va-teet-sa, and the Internet tells me it's Croatian. Let's just go with the general Eastern European. Basically, it's bread dough rolled out with a walnut-cinnamon mixture spread out on top, rolled up and then wound around in a pan to get the snazzy pattern.

See snazzy pattern, Exhibit C. I have to admit, Aunt Betty did more of this than I did. I have yet to find a true love for bread, but she makes it all the time, and it's always perfect. I did help with the rolling though, so that counts, right? I was busy making some other treats I will show you later. But, with how good this filling was, I am definitely considering making it again, especially around the holidays. Christmas morning breakfast, perhaps?


  1. Nicely done! Your povitica looks great! And yes, it would be perfect on Christmas morning!

  2. Looks beautiful...and you must have a great camera, because your pic really caught all the details of a slice of the povitica.

  3. I have to try this. I have seen some beautiful povitica this week. It sounds divine!

  4. I love bread making, and this looks like such a delicious project to bake up one day soon!

  5. I was thinking the same thing - Christmas morning. And elevenses, and lunch, and high tea, and dinner, and supper... ;)


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