After a 1994 Seinfeld episode catapulted babka to stardom, modern bakers began to put their own twist on this traditional twisted loaf. Here's my take — a decadent chocolate, orange and cardamom braid that will satisfy your biggest chocolate craving.
Povitica is a traditional Eastern European holiday bread. The key to its distinctive spirals is to roll the dough so thin it's practically see-through, then spread it with a thin layer of chocolate and walnut filling before rolling it into a sausage-like log that is folded into the pan. This rolling and folding also gives it a cake-like texture and delicate crumb that practically melts in your mouth.