Thursday, 27 October 2011

Daring to bake..Povitica!


Traditonal walnut and cocoa filling.

Povitica (also known as Nutroll, Potica, Kalachi, Strudia) is traditionally served during the holiday season. It is traditionally made with an English walnut filling but as a whole batch of dough makes 4 separate loaves i decided to try out some different fillings. Firstly i started with the traditional walnut filling.

Pumpkin pie & white chocolate Povitica.
The next loaf i made was a pumpkin pie and white chocolate filling. Unfortunately i had a bit of an issue, the filling wasnt thick enough & started spilling out when i put the dough in the pan & sinking to the bottom whilst cooking. This didnt matter at all though as it was extremely delicious & has been gobbled up faster then i could get it out of the pan!!

Another i did was a cream cheese, cinnamon and honey filling with pecan chunks & chopped prunes. It tasted quite nice but i didnt make enough filling so it was probably my least favourite out of the 4 loaves.

Finally my last loaf was a savoury Povitica. This had a basil pesto, sundried tomato and a herby cheddar cheese filling. This was quite delicious!

All in all a very enjoyable challenge with some very popular finished products! Thanks Jenni :D

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!


  1. Your Povitica look fantastic! I would love to try your savory one, sounds wonderful

  2. Awesome job, Amber! All of your poviticas look great, and you did so many great fillings!

  3. I like the savory filling. Planning to try one soon. Great looking poviticas!