Croatian Easter Cake (“pinca”)

Total Time
3hrs 50mins
Prep
3 hrs 20 mins
Cook
30 mins

This is traditional Croatian Easter cake. We usually eat “pinca” on Easter morning. I made it today for the first time (it is actually in the oven right now) so I don’t know how it is going to be. I’ll submit some photograph later. Anyway, this is how I did it:

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Put into flour yeast package, sugar, salt, yolks, warm butter (about 35°C), and the same warm milk.
  2. Make dough out of it using hand first, and than hand mixer. At the very last add orange and lemon zest.
  3. Cover with cloth and put into warm place for about 90 minutes or until doubles in size.
  4. Take dough and put on board and knead dough ready for baking. Make 4 balls and put them together (2x2). Make cross on each ball with sharp knife.
  5. Put on warm place again and wait until doubles in size (about 45 minutes).
  6. Put dough into oven. Bake 45 minutes on 180°C
  7. After 25 minutes of baking put some scrambled raw eggs over dough and sprinkle crystal white sugar over dough.