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Povitica { A Eastern European Dessert Bread }

Povitica { A Eastern European Dessert Bread }

Cooking Time

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Ingredients

Serves

  • Sugar- 12 tsps

  • All purpose flour- 14 tsps

  • Warm water- 2tbsps

  • Dry yeast- 112 tsps

  • Whole milk- 12 cups

  • Sugar- 3 tbsps

  • Egg- 1

  • Salt- 34 tsps

  • Unsalted butter- {melted }1 tbsp

  • All purpose flour- {sifted }2 cups

  • Milk- 2 tbsps

  • Ground walnuts- 134 cups

  • Whole milk- 14 cups

  • Unsalted butter- 14 cups

  • Egg yolk- 1{beaten }

  • Vanilla extract- 14 tsps

  • Sugar- 12cups

  • Unsweetened cocoa powder- 14 tsps

  • Cinnamon powder- 14 tsps

Directions

  • 01

    To activate yeast

  • 02

    In a small bowl, stir together sugar, flour and yeast into warm water and cover and keep aside for 5 minutes

  • 03

    To make the dough

  • 04

    In a pan, heat the milk just below the boiling point

  • 05

    Keep stirring

  • 06

    Cool a bit

  • 07

    In a bowl, mix milk with sugar and salt

  • 08

    Add egg, yeast mixture, melted butter and 14 cups of flour

  • 09

    Mix nicely and continue adding flour till a soft dough is formed

  • 10

    Turn the dough on a lightly floured surface and knead for 3- 4 minutes

  • 11

    Keep the dough in a covered oiled bowl for one and half hours in a warm place , till it doubles in size

  • 12

    To make the filling

  • 13

    Ground the walnuts in a blender

  • 14

    Mix , ground walnuts, sugar, cocoa powder and cinnamon powder

  • 15

    Heat milk and butter to boiling

  • 16

    Add in the walnut mixture

  • 17

    Add the egg and vanilla and mix thoroughly

  • 18

    To roll and assemble the dough

  • 19

    Spread a plastic sheet on top of the working surface

  • 20

    Sprinkle little flour on the sheet

  • 21

    Roll the dough on this sheet, as thin as you can without tearing the dough {I teared mine at a few places :-( }

  • 22

    Spread 1 tbsp of butter on the rolled dough

  • 23

    Spread the filling on the rolled dough evenly

  • 24

    Lift the edge of the dough and roll it gently into a long roll

  • 25

    Place the dough roll into the greased pan in the shape of a U

  • 26

    Brush the top with milk

  • 27

    Cover the pan with a plastic wrap and let the dough rest for 15 minutes

  • 28

    Pre heat the oven to350 degrees

  • 29

    After 15 minutes, remove the plastic wrap from the pan and bake the bread for 15 minutes at 350 degrees

  • 30

    Lower the oven temperature to 300 degrees and bake for another 40-45 minutes

  • 31

    Remove bread from the oven and brush with melted butter

  • 32

    Let it rest in the pan for 20 minutes

  • 33

    Remove from the pan and cool on a wire rack

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