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!
According to Jenni, “Povitica (pronounced po-va-teet-sa) is ... traditionally served during the holiday season. It is also known as Nutroll, Potica, Kalachi, Strudia, just to name a few.”
The bread was indeed lovely to behold and very tasty too. I made two loaves (using the halved recipe measurements). One loaf with nutella, peanut butter and grated dark chocolate, the other loaf with the nut filling in the challenge recipe except I used a mix of brazil nuts, almonds and cashews as I couldn’t find any walnuts in the pantry. As mentioned, I thought it was very tasty, especially the nutty version, but my
(The nutty swirls weren't as prominent as the nutella swirls)
Luckily though, those same family members were very impressed with item number 2. I mentioned pumpkins in the title right? Well, here they are, sugarpaste pumpkins to adorn a Halloween themed birthday cake.
The birthday girl gave me very clear instructions for this cake - it had to be purple and have a witch, a cat and a pumpkin on it. Do you think I got it right?
If you’re celebrating Halloween, have fun and may you get lots of treats instead of tricks :).
And if you would like to see some other versions of Povitica, do check out what my fellow Daring Bakers have made.
Thank you and good bye :) And no, you don’t get a set of steak knives with that.