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Mazurek is a traditional cake baked for Easter in Poland. There was no tradition of making mazurek in my family home but I remembered the taste of it from multiple visits to aunts and grandmas.  I think by far my favourite mazurek is made from chocolate, caramel and nuts but I wanted to try something different and chose this one. It comes from Dorota and it tastes the best after 1-2 days. Enjoy!

Ingredients for the base:

350 g flour

50 g icing sugar

200 g butter

1 tbsp sour cream

2 egg yolks

All the ingredients knead together. Cover with saran foil and refrigerate for 1 hour. After that time roll it out and place in the baking tray (25 x 34 cm) lined with baking paper. There is a lot of dough so you can decorate your cake with it i.e. edge. Poke the dough with the fork and bake for around 20 mins at 200ºC. Cool down.

Ingredients for the orange part:

4 oranges

1 lemon

300 g sugar (depends on the sourness of the oranges)

Additionally:

60 g marzipan

Clean well oranges and a lemon. Zest them but make sure to not mix in the white part. Peel off whole of the white part and throw away. Remove the seeds. Blend the peeled fruits.

Boil the mixed fruits with sugar for around 30-40 minutes until they will become marmalade.

On the baked base grate the marzipan and cover it with hot orange mixture.

Decorate with the marzipan and candied plasters of orange.

Candied plasters of orange:

2 oranges

1.5 cup water

1 cup sugar

Cut the oranges into 5 mm thick slices. Pour the water into the wide bottom pot and add the sugar. Boil it until it dissolves. Add oranges and boil on a medium heat for around 1 hour. They should become transparent. Ready slices take out and place on a baking paper.

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