Sunday, May 16, 2021

Povitica revisited



For this month’s baking challenge, Kelly of A Messy Kitchen asked us to make Povitica (PoviTeetsa), a rolled and filled bread from Eastern Europe.  I recall that about 10 years ago, when Daring Bakers was in existence, we all baked this delicious bread, so it was time to revisit it.  Of course, that meant getting out and assembling my infamous strudel table.  


Many, many years ago, I learned how to make strudel from scratch, and my S.O. at the time built me a special table to make it easier.  The legs are removable for easy storage, and it’s helpful to be able to freely move around all sides of the table when stretching the dough.


I used walnuts and cinnamon for the filling this time, and it smelled heavenly while baking.  One of the fun things about this loaf is that every time a piece is cut, it looks different.  You can really see the swirls and layers.  I almost made the loaf with a cream cheese and jam filling (either cherry jam or lemon curd), but this time opted for walnuts.


For the recipe and shaping techniques, go to Kelly’s website.  If you want to join in as a Buddy, be sure to contact Kelly by May 30th.

Then, check out the versions that the other Babes baked.