This month's Daring Baker's challenge wasn't quite what I expected, but wasn't a total disaster either. We were challenged to bake povitica, which is a swirled bread that hails from Poland (with variations from other countries). The traditional povitica is filled with a spread comprised mainly of ground up walnuts. I didn't have any walnuts, so I decided to attempt a cinnamon roll-inspired povitica. The flavor was amazing!! The swirling didn't quite work out like I'd hoped because the brown sugar/cinnamon mixture I used to fill the bread melted during the baking process... something I should have thought about. The swirling didn't completely fail, the bread just didn't have the structure I was aiming for. Oh well! Not the prettiest thing I've ever baked, but it sure was yummy!
In other months, I would have re-done this challenge with a different challenge, but simply didn't have time due to my many other baking projects. I don't know how it happened, but October became baking central in our house. Stay tuned for pictures of the treats and goodies that I've been working on.
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!
|An inside view of my povitica|