The Best Treats Are Hard to Pronounce

I hope everyone had a fun and delightful Thanksgiving!  Like usual, I stuffed my face with many tasty things, but the most special thing of all was this year’s dessert, a unique pastry that I have never made before.  The dessert I made is called a povitica, and it is a European bread/pastry similar to babka.  It is prepared by spreading dough out very thin, covering it in a chocolate and walnut filling, rolling it up, and folding it up into the pan.  If done correctly, you will end up with swirls when you cut it open.  And I did.  Mission accomplished.

This picture makes me kind of dizzy....
This picture makes me kind of dizzy….

While there were a lot of steps, it wasn’t really too tough to make, and I had a lot of fun in the process.  I even think I did a rather decent job with the drizzle at the end (made from a very simple concoction of powdered sugar and water).  It’s funny because, ever since I’ve really gotten into baking, I simply can’t eat most frozen, pre-packaged foods anymore.  Now that I make so many things fresh, anything pre-made just doesn’t taste right anymore.  It makes me feel rather posh, come to think of it.  Aside from that, there’s not much else about this year’s Thanksgiving that needs mentioning, as a charming, swirly dessert is enough excitement for one post, wouldn’t you say?  Anyway, enjoy some pictures of food, everyone!

A pre-frosted povitica. Just imagine what treasures await us within.
A pre-frosted povitica. Just imagine what treasures await us within.
Post-frosting. Now it looks kind of like a tiger.
Post-frosting. Now it looks kind of like a tiger.

Duckitica

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4 thoughts on “The Best Treats Are Hard to Pronounce

  1. Oooh, Duck, you’ve got me drooling for some of that yummy dessert of yours! When’s your next baking day? Reserve two big helpings for me, pretty pleeeeeeze! 😃

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      1. I’m not sure how to say rugelach, either. All I know is it’s scrumptious. I like desserts from other countries. Another dessert with a difficult to pronounce name: kaiserschmarrn. It’s actually an Austrian dessert pancake. I haven’t tried it yet, but it sounds interesting.

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