Mazurek is a traditional Polish flat cake made in many homes for Easter. Many different toppings are possible.



  1. Put flour and butter in a bowl.
  2. Cut the butter with a sharp knife into tiny pieces, mixing with the flour.
  3. Add egg yolks, sugar, sour cream, and a pinch of salt.
  4. Knead well and form into a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap and let chill in fridge for about an hour.
  5. Roll out flat and place in large baking sheet (this should be enough for a 25x35cm/10x14in sheet) on top of parchment paper.
  6. Make little holes with fork in the dough.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes in 200°C (395°F).
  8. Let cool before spreading topping.
  9. Decorate with nuts or other toppings.