Mazurek – Polish Easter Pastry


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AuthorEwaCategory, DifficultyBeginner

Looking for Easter treats ideas? Look no further! This wonderful Mazurek will totally satisfy your needs! The crunchy, buttery base is topped with dulce de leche, roasted salted nuts, chopped chocolate, and cookies! Irresistible! This simple, delicious cake is a must during Easter in Poland, and after you try it, it'll be a must for you too!

Mazurek - Polish Easter Pastry

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time10 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time30 mins

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In all my recipes 1 teaspoon equals 5 ml, 1 tablespoon equals 15 ml, 1 cup equals 250 ml. Spoons and cups are lightly packed.

Shortcrust base
 250 g Plain flour
 150 g Butter
 3 Egg yolks
  cup Icing sugar
 1 tsp Baking powder
 3 tbsp Sour cream (optional)
Topping
 400 g Dulce de leche (kajmak)
 100 g Salted, roasted nuts
 50 g Dark chocolate (chopped)
 6 Oreo cookies (chopped)

1

Preheat the oven to 180 Celsius degrees.

2

Cut the butter into cubes. In a big bowl, mix together and knead all of the shortcrust ingredients until you're able to form a bowl. Don't knead too much - just enough to mix all the ingredients.

Mazurek - Polish Easter Pastry

3

Cover with foil and let it rest in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.

4

Remove from the fridge and divide into smaller pieces.

5

Grease the baking tray and lay down with baking paper. Then, transfer the dough and press firmly into the bottom of your tray, until it's all covered with a layer of the dough. Make some holes with the fork.

Mazurek - Polish Easter Pastry

6

Bake for around 15 minutes.
until it's golden. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

Mazurek - Polish Easter Pastry

7

Now you can decorate it! I poured over a can of dulce de leche (kajmak) and topped it with chopped nuts, dark chocolate, and Oreo cookies.

8

Keep your Mazurek covered in the fridge.

Ingredients

Shortcrust base
 250 g Plain flour
 150 g Butter
 3 Egg yolks
  cup Icing sugar
 1 tsp Baking powder
 3 tbsp Sour cream (optional)
Topping
 400 g Dulce de leche (kajmak)
 100 g Salted, roasted nuts
 50 g Dark chocolate (chopped)
 6 Oreo cookies (chopped)

Directions

1

Preheat the oven to 180 Celsius degrees.

2

Cut the butter into cubes. In a big bowl, mix together and knead all of the shortcrust ingredients until you're able to form a bowl. Don't knead too much - just enough to mix all the ingredients.

Mazurek - Polish Easter Pastry

3

Cover with foil and let it rest in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.

4

Remove from the fridge and divide into smaller pieces.

5

Grease the baking tray and lay down with baking paper. Then, transfer the dough and press firmly into the bottom of your tray, until it's all covered with a layer of the dough. Make some holes with the fork.

Mazurek - Polish Easter Pastry

6

Bake for around 15 minutes.
until it's golden. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

Mazurek - Polish Easter Pastry

7

Now you can decorate it! I poured over a can of dulce de leche (kajmak) and topped it with chopped nuts, dark chocolate, and Oreo cookies.

8

Keep your Mazurek covered in the fridge.

Mazurek – Polish Easter Pastry

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