Easter Dulce de Leche Mazurek - Wielkanocny Mazurek Krowkowy - Easter Recipe #153


 OK, this is sooo good you have to try it! Delicate, melting in your mouth crust and sweet velvety caramel fudge (masa krowkowa or Dulce de Leche)... I think next to babka this is on top of my list for Easter desserts!

Ingredients:

Mazurek Base:

  • 2 and a 1/2 cups of flour
  • 1/4 cup of icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup of cold butter
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 4 tbs of sour cream
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp of baking powder

Masa Krowkowa/Dulce de Leche

  • 300 ml of sweetened condensed milk
  • 300 ml of heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tbs of butter

Instructions:

Mazurek Base/Crust:

  1. Add flour, sugar, salt and baking powder to the food processor and pulse few times to mix it all.
  2. Add cold butter and process until butter is in small crumbs, around 30 seconds.
  3. Add egg yolks, vanilla extract and sour cream and process until it comes together. 
  4. Transfer the dough on the working surface and form a disc. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour.
  5. Line you baking pan with a parchment paper and preheat you oven to 200 C/400 F.
  6. Cut off 1/3 of the dough for the sides of Mazurek and roll the rest to the size of your baking pan. 
  7. Roll the reserved 1/3 of the dough and roll out to around 2 mm thick. With a pizza cutter cut 3 thin stripes and create a braid. Arrange it around the Mazurek to create the sides. 
  8. Poke the middle wit a fork and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Let it cool down completely before filling with a glaze of your choice. I'm using dulce de leche/ masa krowkowa but you can use chocolate ganache or tinted icing.
  10. Decorate with Easter eggs, bunnies or whatever you prefer. Let it set completely before cutting.

Masa krowkowa:

  1. Cook the sweetened condensed milk in a heavy bottom saucepan until it turns light brown colour. In a meantime bring the cream and butter almost to boil.
  2. Add the cream to condensed milk and stir until all is smooth. If you have some lumps left don't worry just run it through the strainer. 
  3. Pour over cooled Mazurek and doctorate to your liking!

Enjoy!