Hi, my name is Stephanie, and I’m a Pinterest addict.
It’s true. I’ve found the land of endless DIY hanging plant holders, pictures of puppies holding teddy bears and hairstyles I’ll never achieve thanks to my terrible lack of coordination (all I want is one successful ballerina bun, is that too much to ask?!) and I’m not going back.
It’s also where mine eyes first lay upon a picture of Povitica
, a Croatian sweet bread that I knew, like love at first sight, had to be in my kitchen. Right. Then. There was no time to waste! I was a girl obsessed! This bread was destined to get in my belly! It was admittedly a low point.
And then, I saw the gargantuan list of directions. My heart sank. I was done for. In my post- Pinterest-scrolling stupor, I knew I’d give up as soon as the recipe called for any verb.
However, after a few hours of wallowing in my self pity of non-povitica-ness, I decided enough was enough. I would have this bread in my possession, and nothing would stop me – not a long list of ingredients, nor a long list of directions. So I tweaked it a bit, easy-fied it (I make up words, go with it) a little and made it my own. And goodness gracious, I’m glad I did.
This sweet bread is, hands down, one of the best I’ve ever baked or tasted. The combination of chocolate and walnuts and butter swirled throughout the loaf is out of this world. Sure, this recipe takes some time and lovin’, but let me tell you, it’s worth every minute and ounce of effort. So pry your eyes off Pinterest, just for a minute, and get down to baking business. You won’t be sorry.Stephanie (aka Girl Versus Dough) joined Tablespoon to share her adventures in the kitchen. Check out Stephanie’s Tablespoon member profile and keep checking back for her own personal recipes on Tablespoon