Recipe by Stephani
"I loved when my grandma would make this recipe as a child. A real Croatian treat. Enjoy! This is time consuming, but worth every minute!"
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1 (.25 ounce) package
active dry yeast
vegetable shortening (such as Crisco®)
3 1/2 cups
all-purpose flour, or more as needed
finely chopped walnuts
My husband just took a look at this creation as I was getting ready to photograph it, and he said it brought back many memories of his Croatian grandma's work! It is a good thing that I'm about to leave the house, too, because otherwise I'd sit and eat the whole thing! Well, not really because it is very big, as you can tell from the amount of the ingredients. This is one of those recipes that looks better each time you make it because it does take practice. I had a difficult time rolling it out to 30x20, but that's my fault because the only thing I did different from the recipe was to use butter rather than Crisco in the dough. I hope the submitter of this gem will post her photo because it is so MUCH better than this one. But I'll keep trying! This is delicious! Now I don't know if I want to give away part of it as planned! Thanks, StephaniCCP!
Used pecans instead of walnuts. Really loved that it was not overly sweet and had a slight hint of lemon. Took Marianne`s advice and made two rolls also covered so it would not over brown. Delicious, will definitely make again. The dough came out really nice and I rolled with out the towel. Thanks for the recipe!
My father is from Rijeka, croatia and he raved about this delicious bread. He did correct me when i called it povititsa because his mother called it (Croatian Orahnjaca). I am not sure who is correct but this is a blast to make. i wanted it be perfect so I googled how to roll the dough and roll it out with an old tablecloth. I don't have a link but there are many videos showing the traditional way to make this. I was impressed with the one loaf I made but watching the professionals, they make 18 or more loaves at a time to give as gifts during the holidays. Wow. I do recommend that you chop / grind the walnut mixture until it is is very very fine and that the mixture is spread evenly over the entire dough. Sretno (good luck I think).
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Grandma's Povitisa (Po-vuh-teet-zuh) Povitica Croatian Nut Bread
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 205
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