How to cook a Georgian Easter cake: the secrets of a lush and fragrant dough

Ekaterina YagovichLife
Georgian Easter cake recipe

Georgian Easter cake is prepared on yeast dough with milk. Be sure to add turmeric and orange zest for spiciness. Also, a small amount of alcohol for flavor and a spongy texture.

The idea of making a delicious Georgian Easter cake is published on the culinary page of on Instagram.


Ingredients for sourdough:

  • 250 ml milk
  • 50 g sugar
  • 30 g of pressed yeast
  • 200 grams of flour

Method for making the sourdough:

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1.Dissolve the yeast with sugar in warm milk.

2. Add the flour.

3. Leave the sourdough to activate in a warm place for 10-20 minutes.

Ingredients for the pastry:

  • 250 g sugar
  • 125 ml sour cream (20% fat content minimum)
  • 3 yolks
  • 2 eggs
  • 125g butter (melted)
  • 100 ml butter
  • 0.25 tsp turmeric
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 2 tbsp. strong alcohol

Method for making the pastry:


Mix all the ingredients until homogeneous.

Method of making the dough:

1. Add the sourdough to the pastry. Mix until homogeneous.


2. Add 650 grams of flour (sometimes a little less, sometimes a little more).

3. Leave the dough to rise in a warm place for about 2 hours.

4. Put the dried fruit in boiling water for a few seconds. Drain and dry with paper towels.


5. Add flour, mix (200 g of dried fruit, 1 tbsp of flour).

6. When the dough has fermented for 2 hours - add dried fruit to it.

7. Output: 3 forms of 13 cm in diameter, 1 form of 11 cm in diameter.

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8. Under the food film leave to rise in a warm place for an hour.

9. Grease the top of the loaves as desired

10. Bake at 170 degrees, top-bottom mode without convection, about 60 minutes.

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