Friday, October 28, 2011

Povitica- Daring Baker's Challenge for October 2011


Hi All,  I'm back after a very long time, I can imagine what's going on when you are reading this, where did you disappear suddenly..  Well, I have some reasonable reasons for not being blogging in the past few weeks, something which is more important than blogging.
Anyways I'm back with Daring Baker's Challenge.  I would have skipped this month if I had an opportunity, but I have missed quite lots of challenges in this year, so was determined to complete this one.

This time we were challenged by Jenni of The Gingered Whisk to make Povitica.  Povitica which is pronounced as po-va - teet - sa, is a traditional Eastern European Bread which is served during holidays.  It's also known as  Nutroll, Kalachi etc.. As I said Nutroll, just as the name suggests, this soft layered bread is filled with layers of sweet and delicious nut filling.  The actual recipe suggests walnuts, you can use your creativity to play with different filling which is sweet or savoury.

Ingredients:
For the dough:
All purpose flour- 300 g
Egg- 1/2 beaten
Dried Yeast- 1 1/2 tsp
Oil- 1/2 tbsp
Warm milk- 120 ml
Salt- 1 tsp
Sugar- 1 tbsp

For the filling:
Walnuts - 100 g
Butter- 1 tbsp
Milk- 3 tbsp
Vanilla essence- 1 tsp
Cocoa powder- 2 tsp
Egg- 1/2 beaten
Cinnamon powder- 1/4 tsp
Sugar- 1 tbsp

For the topping:
Chocolate- 100 g
Walnuts - 5 to 6 chopped finely

Method:
Prepare the dough:
Sift the flour and salt in a large bowl and mix it well, add the sugar and yeast, mix it together.  Make a well in the center, add the oil, beaten egg and warm milk.  Beat it together with a electric beater fitted with a dough hook, until the dough comes together.  Knead the dough in a floured surface for about 5 minutes.  Place the dough in a clean and oiled bowl, cover with a cling film and let it sit in a warm place until it doubles in size.

Prepare the filling:
Powder the walnuts in a blender.  Mix together the powdered nuts, sugar, cocoa, cinnamon and vanilla in a bowl. Heat the milk and butter together, until the butter gets melted completely.  Pour the hot liquid into the nut mixture and mix it together.  Quickly beat the beaten egg into the mixture and allow it to sit in room temperature, until it reaches spreadable consistency. 

Start preparing the loaf:
Take the risen dough, knock the air back.  Dust your work surface with flour and roll the dough as thin as possible.  Spread the dough with the nut mixture and start rolling the dough like a Swiss roll.  Grease a 2 lb loaf tin and place the roll inside the tin.  Cover and loosely with a foil and let it sit for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 200 degree Celsius and bake the loaf in preheated oven for 15 minutes, reduce the temperature to 170 degree Celsius and bake it for further 30 to 40 minutes, until the top of the loaf look brown in colour.  Take it out from the oven and allow it to cool in the wire rack.
Once the bread is cooled down, pour the melted chocolate on top of the bread and sprinkle the chopped nuts on top.  This bread would be great as a dessert or even with a hot cup of coffee.

41 comments:

Suja said...

Chocolaty and delicious,looks awesome..yum

Blackswan said...

Welcome back! Wow, this is so cool! Perfect recipe for the weekend :)

Shirley's Luxury Haven

Paaka Shaale said...

Oh gosh!!! This looks so delicious!!! I loved the recipe and the presentation!!! Just awesome :)

sangee vijay said...

Awesome...love this chocolatey dessert...well done n as usual fantastic clicks !!!

aipi said...

A sinful treat, perfectly done!
USMasala

Cheap Deal Laptops and Notebooks said...

Yummy :) i m glad to hear of the fun time you had and glad to be reading your blog again.

Happy Cook / Finla said...

I love that chocolate layer on top you have added, loved this months challeng. According to me one of the best :-)

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Povitica Luks Yumm and spongy. Chocolate sauce luks tempting.Luv it

Indulge said...

Welcome Back. We have missed u!!!
Lovely loaf..although I have never tasted this before.. looks yumm
Love Ash.

schmetterlingwords said...

The Povitica looks absolutely soft and luscious!! Great work dear. Didn't know about this bread so far. Now, I'm impressed, sure to give a try. :)

By the way, did u see my Kalakhand recipe??

http://schmetterlingwords.blogspot.com/2011/10/mango-kalakhand.html

Priya said...

Woww incredible bread, feel like grabbing a slice and having rite now..Well executed dear..

TipsNDeals said...

welcome back...very delicious and nice click..

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Wow.. this is awesome adorable!!

Krithi's Kitchen
Event: Serve It - Festival Potluck

Neha said...

Povitica has come out beautiful....

Rekha shoban said...

wow!!delicious cake!!

Amina Khaleel said...

This looks delicious.. will try my hand at it someday.. bookmarking it..

Kalyani's Platter said...

wow awesome and tempting povitica .....

Hamaree Rasoi said...

I too was not blogging last month...Certain things kept me occupied. Good to c u back dear...Bread looks superb !! Your are an expert

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Lecker and Yummy recipes said...

So soft and fluffy....great to see u back !!! :)

Amy said...

This looks so lovely and delicious!

Asha said...

Looks delicious..........

That Girl said...

This is an awesome "come-back" to blogging dish.

Ambreen said...

Wow, very delicious looking bread! It looks awesome and beautiful.

Love and other Spices said...

This looks so delicious,Umm.Too bad I can't join the daring bakers because of the deadline issues.

Noor Hafirdaus said...

look delicious...i will try this

What's Baking?? said...

Nice looking loaf!

Rajani said...

The chocolate topping is really making me drool! Fantastic

Susan and Abraham said...

Hi, first time here...love your space..wonderful recipes... Susan from www.chackoskitchen.com

Shobha said...

This looks awesome.. A must-try on my list as soon as I am back home...and to my cooking.

Suhaina said...

this is the ultimate..want to have some right now..looks delish..slurp. wonderful clicks as well dear.

Neetz said...

Wow! what superb recipe Ayeesha!! simply awesome!!

MaDiHaA a.k.a Ratna said...

looks so delicious..! I admired this bread long time ago... but never have a time to try it...

Roxana GreenGirl said...

This type of bread is a traditional Easter and Christmas bread. We call it Cozonac Colac.
Yours turned out so beautiful!

Indu said...

Love the topping! So chocolatey!

Rachana said...

I wouldn't mind a big slice with my coffee now :-) Looks delish.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Looks perfectly done, lovely clicks as usual, the first one is mind blowing!

priya ravi said...

would love to grab a slice :) .. walnuts and chocolate are wonderful combo.. Layered bread with this filling is sure a visual and tasty treat

Torviewtoronto said...

this looks delicious lovely dessert

Jenni said...

Beautiful job on your povitica! I love the chocolate and nuts on top! Yum!

grace said...

masterful job! i'm so impressed by this--rarely does something that looks so lovely taste so heavenly too. :)

Sweet Artichoke said...

Waow, what a beautiful povitica! It is a brilliant idea to top it with chocolate :-)

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...