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Povatica - Nut Bread Recipe

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This recipe for Povatica - Nut Bread, by , is from Mystic Maidens of the Crescent Moon Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Bernice Graham
Added: Wednesday, November 16, 2005


1/2 cup lukewarm water
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
2 packages dry yeast

3/4 cup milk, scalded
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tablespoon salt
1/2 stick margarine
1/8 cup oil

2 eggs
5 to 6 cups flour

2 1/4 pounds English walnuts, finely ground
3 1/2 cups sugar
2 cups milk
1 1/2 sticks butter
5 eggs, beaten
2 tablespoons honey

Measure water into bowl; add sugar and stir. Add yeast and stir until dissolved. Let rise to top of bowl.

Scald milk; stir in sugar, salt, margarine and oil and cool to lukewarm. Then add to yeast mixture.

Beat eggs and add to prededing mixture. Add half of the flour and beat; add rest of flour gradually and mix until dough does not stick to fingers. Knead dough until smooth and elastic. Place in oiled bowl. Cover and let set until double in bulk (1 or 2 hours).

Boil milk and add the butter. Pour over nuts and mix. Add sugar, eggs, honey and mix again. Take a clean, white sheet and spread over table approximately 40 x 60 inches. Flour it well. Take the dough and put it in the middle of the cloth. With your hands, handle the dough underneath and pull from center toward you until it is pread over entire table (it will be paper thin) Spread nut mixture evenly all over the dough.

Lift up one end of cloth and roll up dough (like jelly roll). Cut this roll into three equal parts. Place each section in a u-shape into well greased pans. Let rise 1/2 to 1 hours, then brush with beaten egg to which a pinch of salt has been added. Bake at 350 for 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes, depending on oven. Cool in pan for 15 minutes, then on a wire rack until completely cooled




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