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Looking for nut rolls (aka povitica or potica)...know any eastern european bakeries?

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Looking for nut rolls (aka povitica or potica)...know any eastern european bakeries?

Jetta | Apr 18, 2011 10:54 AM

I'm trying to find a particular pastry I had growing up at Easter. According to my mother, my Czech great-grandmother used to make them. At some point after she passed away, my family began ordering them each year from a woman my mother thinks might be Hungarian. The woman sold nut, poppy and prune rolls through a local church. Sadly, the woman has since retired and our freezer stash is depleted.

We're tried several other nut rolls, mostly from Polish bakeries, but they are all very bready - the rolls I grew up on had a lighter, somewhat pastry-like consistency to the dough. They were very thinly rolled with a filling of a sweet ground nut paste.

As far as I can tell from googling, the recipe we're used to is more similar to the Slovak and Croatian varieties than the Polish.

Anyone know where I might find these in the Boston area?

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