Easter Bread – Mazanec


Ingredients:

Makes: 2 smaller ones
Prep+Mixing: 30 min.
First rise: 1 1/2 hours
Second rise: 1 1/2 hours
Bake: at 350F around 35 min.
for 1 large loaf bake at 340F for about 45 min.
Total: around 4 hours

3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3 tsp yeast
4 cups all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
lemon for zest
1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter
1 egg
3 egg yolks
1/2 cup raisins

Topping:
1 egg yolk
sliced almonds

15 comments
  1. Moc dobrý. Na druhé kynutí jsem těsto jen 3 krat preložil, udělal kouli a na plech kde jsem prostředek promacknul hloub než okraje. Žloutek, mandle 35 minute kynout a do trouby…nepukly a jsou vynikající.

    1. To je úžasný! Tak to mám radost!

  2. Moc dobry. Nejlepsi ze vsech co jsme pekla.

    1. Jee, tak to mám radost!

  3. Můj první mazanec, teda dva, se povedly na jedničku – musím se pochválit Nepraskly mi a chutnají naprosto úžasně! Děkuji že jste se s námi podělila o recept, díky Vám se mi další dobrůtka povedla! Díky, díky, díky! ❤

    1. Tak to nám radost! Trvalo mi několik let vytvořit recept se kterým jsem spokojena. Tak to potom potěší, ze to za tu všechnu práci stalo. ❤️

  4. Hi Kristýna,
    I know elsewhere on this site, you said you have converted the recipes to US measures, but I live in the UK and would love to have the metric measures (grams etc) for this recipe if that is at all possible.

    Also, could I use beard flour in this recipe, instead of All Purpose?

    Kind Regards,
    Dave Thompson

    1. Hi Dave, I am creating my recipes using US measurements. I do have a conversion chart, which you can use. 🙂 http://www.czechcookbook.com/conversion-chart/ I think bread flour shouldn’t be a problem. I just never use it so I don’t have experiences with it. All I know it has more gluten. Wishing you success!

      1. Hi Kristýna
        many thanks for your help, that’s great. This recipe looks delicious, so I will give it a go, and let you know how I get on.
        Thanks again, and regards
        Dave

        1. Wishing you success! 🙂

  5. Drahá Kristýno,

    že já si na Vás vzpomněla až po dvou neúspěšných pokusech!!
    Na třetí pokus – podle Vašeho videa a instrukcí – se mi ovšem podařily dva krásné zlatavé mazance.
    Díky a držím palce.
    Krásné velikonoce,

    Martina

    1. Super! 🙂 Dekuji, Vesele Velikonoce! 🙂

  6. Bread flour will definitely work, however, for a sweet bread, a.p. flour will give a lighter texture to the bread. Also, keep the dough a little sticky, using only enough “bench flour” to manage shaping the dough.

  7. Thank you, Kristýna, for this recipe and for all your wonderful tutorials. I am fifth generation Czech-American, and made Easter bread for the first time this weekend as a way to share my Czech heritage with my in-laws and maybe start a new tradition for my family. It was delicious and everyone enjoyed it.

    1. That makes me so happy to hear you are thinking of starting new tradition of making Mazanec. 🙂 Glad you all enjoyed it. 🙂

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