Easter Judas bread

Easter Judas bread


Judas is favorite Easter pastry known already for a few centuries.


No. of servings


Ready in

1 h. 30 min.





1. Leaven

semi skimmed milk 1,5% 1.1 cup (250 ml)  fresh yeast 1.5 oz (42 g)  sugar granulated 2 oz (55 g)

Stir 1 tablespoon of sugar, fresh yeast into 100 ml of warmish milk and prepare leaven.


2. Dough preparation

all-purpose flour / plain flour 1.1 lb (500 g)  unsalted butter 5.25 oz (150 g)  egg yolk 2 pcs  lemon peel 1 tsp  salt  vanilla sugar 0.75 oz (20 g)

To make a dough, mix flour, butter, lemon zest, vanilla sugar, remaining milk and granulated sugar. Add egg yolks and a pinch of salt.

Dough preparation


Mix it well and knead the dough. Let it rise at the warm place for about 30 minutes.

4. Creating Judas

Split the dough into 10 pieces, shape the roll from each one and form braid, spiral or knot.

5. Baking

chicken egg 1 pc

Line baking tin with parchment paper, place Judas on. Brush them with beaten egg. Sprinkle some of them with poppy seed. Bake at 355°F (180°C) for about 20 minutes.


Bon appetit!

all-purpose flour / plain flour1.1lb500grams
chicken egg1pc1piece
egg yolk2pcs2pieces
fresh yeast1.5oz42grams
lemon peel1tsp1teaspoon
semi skimmed milk 1,5%1.1cup250milliliters
sugar granulated2oz55grams
unsalted butter5.25oz150grams
vanilla sugar0.75oz20grams


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