Easter poppy seed loaf


Mazanec with poppy seed filling.


No. of servings

Ready in

1 h. 30 min.






1. Poppy seed filling

ground poppy seeds 5.25 oz (150 g)  sugar granulated 2 oz (60 g)  ground cinnamon 1 ČL  breadcrumbs 1 PL  whole milk 3.5% 150 ml

Pour warm milk over the ground poppy seeds, sugar, ground cinnamon and breadcrumbs. Stir the filling and let it cool.

Poppy seed filling


whole milk 3.5% 50 ml  fresh yeast 0.75 oz (20 g)  sugar granulated  all-purpose flour / plain flour 1.1 lb (500 g)  powdered sugar 2.75 oz (80 g)  chicken egg 2 ks  curd 7 oz (200 g)  whole milk 3.5% 150 ml  salt  lemon peel 1 PL

Stir fresh yeast and 1/2 teaspoon of sugar in a cup of warm milk and prepare leaven. Pour in a bowl flour, sugar, add eggs, cream cheese, milk, a pinch of salt, leaven and lemon zest.


all-purpose flour / plain flour

Knead the dough, sprinkle it with flour, shape a loaf and let it rise.


all-purpose flour / plain flour

Use your hands to stretch the dough gently on a floured board and form it into a circle with diameter about 30 - 35 cm. Place filling in the middle and spread it but leave some space dough around (about 5 cm).


Press the spare edges together ...


... and shape a loaf.


Transfer the mazanec on a baking tin lined with parchment paper so that the stuck part is at the bottom.


chicken egg 1 ks  poppy seeds

Brush the whole loaf with beaten egg, sprinkle with poppy seeds and slightly score the centre in the shape of a cross. Bake in preheated oven at 160 - 340°F (170°C) 50 minutes.


After 30 minutes, if needed, cover mazanec with aluminium foil (if the cake is browning quickly) and covered continue baking.


powdered sugar

Once finished, sprinkle it with sugar, let it cool and then cut it and serve. Delicious with sour cherry jam.

Bon appetit!


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