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Bela Krajina Povitica Traditional Recipe

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Cook Time

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50 min

40 min

1 hour 30 min

Serves 10 people

Ingredients

  • 1 spoon butter, for buttering up the baking tray

For the filling:

  • 500 grams cottage cheese
  • 2 spoons sugar
  • 150 grams melted butter
  • 2 eggs eggs
  • 4 spoons heated cream
  • 2 pinches salt

For the dough:

  • 500 grams flour
  • 3 deciliters water
  • 1 egg egg
  • 3 spoons oil
  • 1 pinch salt

Instructions

  1. Mix the ingredients for the phyllo dough in a large bowl and shape it into a loaf. Coat the loaf shaped dough with oil, cover the bowl with a cloth and let it rest for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Spread a large sterile cloth on the table/work surface and sprinkle it evenly with flour. Place the loaf of dough on the cloth and roll it out into a rectangle shape. Stretch the dough with your hands over the cloth. It has to be so thin that you can almost see through it (up to 5 millimeters). Cut off the edges of the dough.
  3. Mix the ingredients for the filling in a bowl and spread them evenly over the stretched dough. Roll the dough into a roll with the help of a cloth, and form a snail shape with the roll. Butter up the baking pan and place the snail shaped roll in it. Coat the roll with butter. Preheat the oven to 180°C/356°F.
  4. Bake the povitica in a heated over for about 40 minutes. Cut and serve while it's still warm.

Bela krajina

Bela krajina is a province in south-eastern Slovenia. It is a predominantly karst region between Gorjanci, Kočevski rog and Kolpa. In the south, it is bordered by the Kolpa Kolpa river. Larger towns and municipalities are Črnomelj, Metlika and Semič.

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