Lilya Zwit's recipe for a choux Easter cake that doesn't get stale for a long time

Irina MelnichenkoLife
Easter cake recipe
Easter cake recipe

Easter cake is the main symbol of the Easter holiday, which in Ukraine will be celebrated on April 16. They can be made with yeast, custard dough, and cottage cheese. With different fillings, dried fruit, nuts, condensed milk, cottage cheese cream and berries.

Yeast-Free Easter cake 

On her YouTube channel, chef Lilya Zvit shared a recipe for an airy, custardy pastry that doesn't get stale for long.

Homemade choux Easter cake 


Custard base:

  • hot milk - 200 ml
  • flour - 50 g


  • milk - 200 ml
  • sugar - 1 tbsp.
  • pressed yeast - 40 g
  • flour - 130 g
  • + choux pastry


  • yolks - 7 pcs + 1 protein
  • sugar - 150 g
  • vanilla sugar - 2 packs
  • salt - 1 tsp.
  • 83% butter - 100 g
  • flour - 600 gr
  • turmeric - 1/4 tsp.
  • raisins - 200 gr
  • zest - 1 tsp.
  • starch - 1 tbsp.
  • egg yolk for greasing

Method of preparation:

1. Custard base: add the flour to the hot milk and beat with a mixer and let it cool.

Custard Base


2. The batter: add the sugar to the milk, mix and add the yeast, then add the flour and beat with a mixer, then add the custard base, but not hot, and beat again. Cover with a towel and leave for 40 minutes.

Dough starter


3. Whisk the yolks with the sugar and salt until white, also leave to stand for 30 minutes.

Egg mixture


4. Then add the yolks to the stew that has risen and mix.

Starter dough and egg mixture


5. Next, add in several stages of sifted flour, add some turmeric and knead the dough by hand.

Preparing the dough


6. Then add butter, but not melted. Knead the dough well with your hands for about 30-40 minutes.

Dough with butter


7. Add the dried fruit mixed with the starch to the dough, mix well, cover with cling film and leave to rise for 1 hour.

Dried fruits for dough


8. Knead the finished dough again and fill the molds with the dough.

How to make a successful Easter cake dough


9. Make a puncture in each Easter cake to ensure that it will bake well and that any excess air will escape. Leave to rise in the molds for 1 hour. Then brush with a mixture of egg yolk and milk.

How much to bake the Easter cake 


10. Bake the Easter cakes for 1 hour at 160 C.

Prepared Easter cake 

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