Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Daring Bakers Make Povitica (Walnut Swirl Bread)

I was so happy to get back into the swing of participating in Daring Kitchen challenges after missing a few! This recipe was just the kick in the pants I needed, though those pants may not fit for long if I keep picking at this bread. It is completely addictive, and I find myself wanting a slice at breakfast time, with tea in the afternoon and for dessert too. It's also a lot of fun to play with: by unraveling the spirals as I eat I can make a slice of this last for a long time. Not long enough, though: I offered about ⅔ of the loaf to a friend, but we haven't managed to meet up yet, and I am sorry to say that I started in on her share of the bread this afternoon. I plan to make another of these soon, so she may have to wait for that!

Complete challenge and recipe in this handy PDF. Make this and you'll be a hero. Thank you to Jenni of The Gingered Whisk for a fantastic challenge! See some of the other beauties in the Daring Kitchen slideshow (not sideshow).  

Blog-checking lines: 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!

20 comments:

Cakelaw said...

I found this loaf addictive too - totally moorish. Yours looks great! Fab swirls.

Jenni said...

Fantastic job, Mary! Your povitica looks stunning! And yes, its totally addicting, and so fun to deconstruct it as you eat it! It's a good thing you can make four loaves at once, because each loaf doesn't last long! Great job!

shelley c. said...

Your povitica looks beautiful! I haven't tried unraveling mine as I eat it... that takes too much patience and it is delicious! :) Great job on the challenge! (and welcome home!)

Renata said...

Yeah, this challenge was amazing indeed! You Povitica turned out just perfect, looking delicious and making me want to go to the kitchen and grab some more of what was left from mine.
Great job Mary and welcome back! Good to see you again at the DK :)

Irina said...

A very nice comeback, Mary! It looks so yummy and I have to say I gave most of mine away for fear of eating it all up by myself, too :) Well done!

Alpineberry Mary said...

I agree that this was addictive. I practically ate a whole loaf by myself.

PattiCake said...

Oh yumm! I will have to give this recipe a try.

Cheap Ethnic Eatz said...

That is so cool! It's like a modified cinnamon roll, yet totally different. So pretty!

crumbsoflove said...

Beautiful bread Mary. I too, ate too much of this delicious challenge... Best, Sandie

Korena said...

YUM! The filling in yours looks especially delicious. I admit that I ate most of the two loaves I baked by myself, too ;)

Rajani said...

Perfect looking loaf!

Jo said...

Beautiful swirls! I think the recipe was a winner across the board, I am planning on making it again soon as well, for the holidays and just for eating!

jillbert said...

It looks great! It would be a nice gift if you can refrain from eating it all!

The Betz Family said...

Beautiful! I love the dark coloring of your swirls. Nice job on the challenge!

Suzler said...

I couldn't stop eating either. It's too good! Your povitica looks gorgeous. I love the delicate swirls of dough and rich, moist filling.

Lisa said...

Oh, Mary, your povitica is stunning. I wish I had gotten the beautiful swirls you did, (but I 'could' unravel the walnut one lol)..so much so..I may do it over again :) Glad to have you back!

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TeaLady said...

THAT is one beautiful povitica. Would you believe I made one a few months back from my MIL's mother's recipe. They are so much fun. But it wasn't nearly as pretty as yours. Great job!!

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

Oh my gosh this looks too good!

Laurie {Simply Scratch} said...

Wow Mary! This is probably the most beautiful swirl bread I've ever seen!