Thursday, October 27, 2011

Thirty Second Thursdays: Dare to Bake a Povitica

Turning from farm animals to floury hands, let us focus in on a baked good! 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! While the original recipe was far from vegan, I made a few minor changes for the bread to fit the bill.


A Pearfect Povitica (Makes one loaf)
To activate the Yeast:
1 tsp Sugar
2 tbs Warm Water
1½ tsp Active Dry Yeast

Dough:
½ cup Soy or Almond Milk
3 tbs Sugar
¾ tsp Salt
1 Egg Replacer or Flax Egg
1 tbs Coconut Oil, melted
2 cups All-Purpose Flour or White Whole Wheat, measure first then sift

Topping:
2 tbs Cold STRONG Coffee (I used instant hazelnut)
1½ tsp Granulated Sugar
Oil

Quarter Batch Filling Ingredients (enough filling for one loaf)
1¾ cups finely chopped English Walnuts
2/3 cup homemade Pear Butter (1/4 cup apple cider + 2 large pears chopped + 1 tbs agave)
1/3 cup Almond Milk
¼ tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Granulated Ginger

Follow instructions on original recipe for a not-too-sweet bread. It's a great accompaniment for morning tea or coffee.

1 comment:

Jenni said...

Wonderful job! Your povitica turned out great, and I love how you incorporated pear butter into the filling! Lovely!