Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Daring Bakers: 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!

I was excited to learn how to make Potica, which is what we have always called this bread dessert. My mom and dad have made it for a few years and my grandmother before that. We usually serve it during the holidays.

Povitica (pronounced po-va-teet-sa) is traditional Eastern European dessert bread that is traditionally served during the holiday season. It is also known as Nutroll, Potica, Kalachi, Strudia, just to name a few. Family recipes, and the secrets on how to roll the bread so thin, was passed down through generations of families. 

My dough wasn't rolled thin enough. I thought it was, but in looking at others, wow, theres is really super thin looks so cool. 

I completely forgot that I froze two loaves to take out tomorrow as my parents are here before they head out for South Texas tomorrow for the winter. Here I made Oreo Brownies and Spider Cupcakes, too. I guess we can never have enough dessert!

Be sure to visit Jenni at to see the recipe and her Povitica.

We all thought this was delicious!


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SteveQ said...

Good stuff, but I'd never call it Kalachi (Colatche); that's more of a jam filled pastry.

Jenni said...

Great job! Your povitica turned out really lovely! I bet your family is very happy that you now know how to make this!

Anonymous said...

This looks great, I really like the bold patterns you got!

Julie B said...

I thought Kalachi was filled with jam. I recall seeing them many years ago and church bazars and such. I still have two Potica's in the freezer. I don't know how long they will last befor freezer burn sets in. I read that if I wrapped in parchment and foil they would stay ok. We'll see. I will pull them out for Thanksgiving and see what I have there.