Povitica - A POLISH WALNUT TUBE BREAD no yeast!

Nancy J. Patrykus


The traditional Povitica,
You might like this quick no yeast version.
A Polish (WISC. farm) neighbor gave me this bread recipe, about 1957.
You can bake it in a bundt pan.
A beautiful presentation and delicious!
This Eastern European sweet bread is pronounced by grandma ..po-va-tet-sa!
I have heard it is a Croatian recipe.


★★★★★ 2 votes

15 Min
1 Hr 15 Min


  • 1-1/2 c
  • 1 c
  • 4
  • 1-1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1-1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 2 c
    sour cream
  • 1-1/2 tsp
  • 3 c
    ground walnuts
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1-1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 1/2 c
    butter ..plus 2 tablespoons

How to Make Povitica - A POLISH WALNUT TUBE BREAD no yeast!


  1. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time.
    Mix dry ingredients and sift 3 times.Add slowly to creamed mixture. Alternately with sour cream. Add vanilla.
    Now mix filling ingredients, walnut, flour, cinnamon. and brown sugar grease and flour a bundt or tube pan. Pour a layer of batter then a layer of filling, ending with the batter.
  2. Pre-heat 350 degree oven. Bake for 1-1/4 hours.Cool on a rack 15 minutes. Remove to serving dish. When cool, sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar.

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