Have you ever heard of POVITICA? It's pronounced po-va-teet-sa and it is a dessert bread traditionally served during the holiday season in the Eastern European region. More specifically, that's the name given to the bread in Croatia. Other countries call it differently such as Nutroll, Potica, Kalachi, Strudia and so on.
|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!|
It is a bread dough rolled very thinly and filled with a generous amount of nuts, or other options like poppy seeds, apple/cinnamon, apricot preserves, and a sweet cheese (like cream cheese). The dough is then rolled into a long roll an coiled inside a loaf pan, and after it is baked it shows off an artistic design.
Each slice reveals a different pattern of extremely thin bread dough and decadent walnut filling.
If you cut the slice in half, the pattern is there.
Cut the half slice in half, the pattern is there.
One last cut and the pattern is still there!
How amazing is that!
I followed the recipe given by Jenny with no alterations. She provided the full recipe which yields 4 loaves, and the measurements for half and quarter batches, courtesy of AUDAX (thanks a lot!).
I can't wait to try other flavor fillings. I'm seriously thinking about coconut.. yum!
Thank you so much, Jenni, this was truly daring and a very unique challenge. I loved it!
To see the amazing creations made by the other participants, please visit THE DARING KITCHEN where you will also find the original recipes and guidelines for this challenge.