Easter mazanec (sweet Slovak Easter bread)

Easter mazanec (sweet Slovak Easter bread)


Tasty cake baked for Easter whipping


No. of servings


Ready in

1 h. 30 min.




Categories:  Pastry  Easter recipes  


1. Soak raisins in rum

raisins 5.25 oz (150 g)  rum 4 tbsp

Pour raisins into a bowl, pour them over with rum. Raisins will absorb part of the rum.

Soak raisins in rum

2. Leaven

semi skimmed milk 1,5% 1.7 cup (400 ml)  fresh yeast 1.5 oz (42 g)  sugar granulated

Crumble fresh yeast in 200 ml of warmish milk, add a pinch of sugar. Let the leaven rise.


3. Dough preparation

all-purpose flour / plain flour  sugar granulated 7 oz (200 g)  lemon peel 0.5 tsp  sunflower oil 9 tbsp  chicken egg 3 pcs  salt

Add in a bowl flour, eggs, sugar, remaining milk, oil, a pinch of salt, lemon zest and raisins soaked in rum. At the end add leaven. Stir everything together and knead the dough, then let it rise in a warm place.

Dough preparation


chicken egg 1 pc  almond crisps 1 oz (30 g)

Split raised dough into two loaves. Place each one on the baking tin lined with parchment paper. Brush the loaves with beaten egg, sprinkle with almond crisps.

5. Baking

Bake at 355°F (180°C) for about 30 - 40 minutes.


Bon appetit!

all-purpose flour / plain flour0lb1
almond crisps1oz30grams
chicken egg4pcs4pieces
fresh yeast1.5oz42grams
lemon peel0.5tsp½teaspoon
semi skimmed milk 1,5%1.7cup400milliliters
sugar granulated7oz200grams
sunflower oil9tbsp9tablespoon


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