Daring Bakers’ October 2011 Challenge: Pretty Povitica

This will have to be a short post, with the recipe for my fillings and my dairy-free recipe conversion to follow later, since I've got a lot of things on my to-do list for this evening! But I didn't want to miss the posting date...

The Daring Bakers' 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!

It is probably the prettiest bread I have ever made or eaten.

I made three loaves, and filled one with chocolate and almond (which I took in to work to share for my turn on the cake rota - yes, we are that obsessed with cake!), one with crushed gingernut biscuits and roughly pureed peaches, which we ate, and the third with a leftover mix of both mixtures, which I'm taking visiting at the weekend.

Here they are...

Close up of the interior of the chocolate and almond loaf
2 loaves after baking - coffee glazed and hiding their exciting interior well!
Disposable loaf tins - better in theory than practice!

Gooey peach and gingernut loveliness