Povitica Polish Holiday bread

Recipe by Steve P.
READY IN: 4hrs 45mins
YIELD: 3 Loaves




  • Sweet Dough preparation: Combine warm milk, sugar, salt, softened butter, and beaten eggs.
  • 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.