Sweet Bread Povitica Recipes by Sparkie

posted by Sparkie 12-03-100 5:48 PM

contributed to www.croatianstuff.com by Donna

1 recipe of Basic Rolls, enough dough for a large loaf of bread
2 lbs. ground walnuts
2 cups brown sugar
1 stick melted margarine
4 eggs
1 teaspoon or more of cinnamon, according to your taste

When the dough has raised to double in size, roll it out on a floured table top to about one fourth inch thick. Spread canola oil or soft margarine on it. Then spread the nut mixture which has been mixed good together, on the dough. Be sure to cover all the dough with the mixture. Sprinkle more cinnamon on the top

Then roll it up, stretching it as you roll. Cut in lengths to fit a loaf pan and put in a greased [with Pam] loaf pan. There should be enough for four pans.

Brush the top with melted margarine and bake in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes or till done. Do not let rise before baking.

posted by Sparkie 12-03-100 6:07 PM

Gramma K’s Povitica Cake

Mix and cool:
2 cups margarine melted
1 cup milk

4 pkgs dry yeast
1/2 cup Water

5 cups flour
1/2 tsp. Salt
6 Tbsp. sugar

Combine: The margarine and milk mixture.

6 egg yolks and the yeast mixture.

To this: add the flour mixture, beat well and cover. Let sit in the refrigerator overnight or at least for 4 hours. (The dough is very soft and sticky).

4 cups ground walnuts
12 Tbsp. sugar
4 tsp. cinnamon
4 cups dates, cut-up
2 cups milk

Mix to a paste over low heat.

6 egg whites until stiff

2 cups sugar and the filling paste. Fold in well.

Note: Recipe makes 2 cakes. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and divide it into 2 equal parts. Divide each part again to make 4 equal parts ( 2 parts per cake)

Roll first piece of the dough into a 20 x 21 inch piece and spread with 1/2 of the filling mixture. Roll up as you would a jelly roll and place this in a greased angel food cake pan. Roll the remaining half of the dough in the same manner and place on top of the first dough roll in the pan.

For 2nd cake: Repeat last 2 steps with remaining 2 parts of dough. Do not allow this to rise, instead bake immediately at 350 degrees for 1 hour. After baking place on a rack and cool thoroughly.

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