About Strawberry Hill Povitica Company...
In the late 1800's, a group of Eastern European immigrants came to Kansas City looking for work in the meat packaging industry. They settled in the strawberry "Patch".
A flood in 1903 provided the impetus to move up ground to the "Hill". Known as Strawberry Hill, this community was enriched by the customs, beliefs, and proud heritage of its people. Along with them came their traditional dessert known as Povitica or Potica (swirled bread).
in 1984, using his mother's beloved Povitica recipe and her "secrets", Harley started the Strawberry Hill Povitica Company in the heart of Strawberry Hill. At first it was merely a hobby. But it soon turned in to a full time passion as word spread. Sadly, in 1999 Harley passed away. After all these years Harley's motto of "Do one thing and be the best at it" has simply been our road map to success.
What is Povitica or Potica?
Historically, Povitica has been a staple at many holiday and family gatherings for generations. When given as a gift to people outside the family, it was meant as a sign of respect.
As time has gone on, the tradition of baking Povitica has become a dying art form. At Strawberry Hill Povitica Co., that tradition lives on with the help of a few dedicated bakers and a passion for what we do. Today we still use Grandmother's recipe: each world famous Povitica is hand-made, hand-rolled, and patiently baked to perfection.
Strawberry Hill Povitica begins with our exclusive sweet dough recipe, rolling it into an almost paper thin "skin". Once rolled, each skin is smothered in one of our delicious fillings made with the finest ingredients. We then hand-roll each skin into our signature loaf and carefully bake it to perfection. Each delicious Povitica weighs an amazing 2.5 pounds!
Povitica is also known as Potica, nut roll or poppy roll, gubana, makowiec, orahnjaca as well as other names.