Povitica Polish Holiday Bread
For Sweet Dough
1 1/2 cups lukewarm milk
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 cup soft butter
2 packages active dry yeast
1/2 cup water
7 1/2-8 cups flour
1 can evaporated milk
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup margarine
1 1/2 lbs pecans or walnuts (ground fine)
1 pinch salt
1 teaspoon cocoa
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Sweet Dough preparation: Combine warm milk, sugar, salt, softened butter, and
Dissolve yeast in warm water and add to other ingredients.
Add half of flour, mix well until smooth.
Add flour to handle easily.
Knead dough on lightly floured board.
Put dough in greased bowl, cover and place in warm, draft free place until
doubled in size.
Punch down and let double again.
Divide dough in three parts.
Roll each part until very thin in rectangular shape.
Spread filling, roll and twist in circular shape like a snail or cinnamon roll.
Place in greased 8” or 9” cake pans.
Cover, put in warm place and let rise.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 – 45 minutes.
Makes three loaves.
Filling preparation: In heavy pan, over medium heat, combine sugar, milk and
margarine and heat.
Add nuts, then beaten eggs and mix well.
Boil one minutes stirring constantly.
Remove from heat, add pinch of salt, cocoa and cinnamon and mix well.
Let cool till just warm enough to spread.