A sort of Polish Easter tart, the Polish chocolate mazurek or Mazurek Czekoladowy covered with Easter candy, nuts, or chocolate shavings is rich and sweet!
What Is Mazurek Czekoladowy?
A sweet and tasty traditional Polish Easter dessert, the Mazurek Czekoladowy is topped with a chocolate filling and decorated with chocolate eggs, nuts, or dried fruits.
Originally made by either the Masovians or brought to Poland by the Turks who came here to trade, the mazurek has become a big part of the Easter Sunday meal. The mazurek symbolizes the end of Lent and the beginning of a prosperous season.
The Mazurek Czekoladowy is really easy to make and only requires a good amount of refrigeration time! Plus, it’s a great chance to unleash your creative side while decorating it!
One of the many varieties of mazurka found on the Polish Easter table, this chocolatey delight is a treat for all!
What Are The Other Types Of Polish Mazureks?
Some popular Polish mazurek recipes you can try include:
How To Make Polish Easter Chocolate Mazurek
Step I – Bake The Mazurek
Cut the butter into small chunks and mix it with the other ingredients to form a dough. You can either do this by hand or using a food processor.
Leave the dough to rest for an hour and while it’s doing that, hop over to the next section and prepare the chocolate filling.
After an hour, roll out three-quarters of the dough on a piece of parchment and cut it into a square. You can use any other shape that you like.
Use the remaining dough to form an edge and give it a design with the tines of a fork. Bake the mazurek for 20 minutes and allow to cool.
Step II – Prepare The Chocolate Filling
Melt the chocolate in a microwave or pot and set aside. Whip the heavy cream till stiff. Add the melted chocolate, mascarpone, and icing sugar to this and stir well.
This will be the chocolate spread. You can add a little honey or cinnamon for more flavor!
Step III – Assemble The Mazurek
When the mazurek has cooled, lather the chocolate filling on it. Decorate with Easter candies, nuts, chocolate eggs, or white chocolate flakes! Serve cold!
Tips For Making Polish Easter Chocolate Mazurek Recipe
- Use chilled butter!
- You can replace the dark chocolate with milk chocolate if you like.
- To balance the sweetness of the chocolate, you can add a fine layer of jam as a base.
- You can also add honey and cinnamon to the chocolate filling.
- Or add some non-alcoholic Triple Sec liquer to the chocolate filling for a nice orange flavor!
- You can use a piping bag to turn some of the chocolate filling into an Easter design.
- Make sure the mazurek is shorter than 1 inch in total!
- For a crunchier mazurek, replace a few spoons of flour with potato starch.
- You can replace the Easter decorations with dry fruits and nuts.
- For something different, try a mixture of the kajmak with the chocolate mazurek.
FAQs About Mazurek Czekoladowy – Polish Chocolate Mazurek
Does The Mazurek Czekoladowy Need To Be Square In Shape?
No, you can make the mazurek in any other shape you like – round, rectangular, oval, or egg-shaped.
Should I Use Pan To Make The Mazurek?
If you wish, you can use a square tart pan to make the chocolate mazurek. But it’s not essential. As long as you shape the dough properly on the parchment paper, you can make the mazurek without a pan.
What Can I Use To Decorate The Chocolate Mazurek With?
You can add a lot of decorations on the top of the kajmak mazurek. Some options include:
- Any nuts of your choice such as walnuts, pistachios, almonds, or a mixture of roasted nuts
- Candied fruit peel
- Fresh apricots
- Small chocolate bunnies
- Candy Easter eggs
- Icing flowers
- Fresh edible flowers
- White chocolate flakes
- Shredded coconut
How To Store The Mazurek Czekoladowy?
Mazurek Czekoladowy can be stored in the refrigerator for 7 to 8 days. Serve cold with some hot milk or coffee!
Polish Easter Chocolate Mazurek Recipe [Mazurek Czekoladowy]
Polish Easter Chocolate Mazurek Recipe (Mazurek Czekoladowy)
The Polish version of an Easter tart, the rich Polish chocolate mazurek or Mazurek Czekoladowy is covered with Easter candy, nuts, or chocolate shavings!
Chocolate Mazurek Dough
- 2 sticks (220g) of butter
- 2 ½ cups (300g) of all-purpose flour
- 2 tbsps of cacao
- 2 egg yolks
- ½ cup (100g) of icing sugar
- 1 cup of heavy cream
- 9 oz (250g) of mascarpone cheese
- 7 oz (200g) of dark chocolate
- 4 tbsps of icing sugar
- white chocolate flakes
- Easter candies
- chocolate eggs
How To Make Chocolate Mazurek Dough?
- Cut butter into small chunks.
- Mix all the ingredients together using a food processor or do it manually on the lightly floured surface.
- Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
- Prepare the chocolate filling in the meantime.
- Line a baking sheet (14''x17'') with parchment paper.
- Preheat the oven to 356°F (180°C).
- Roll out ¾ of the dough on the parchment paper. It should be about ½" (1.5cm) thick.
- Using a knife, cut the edges of the dough to shape it into a square.
- Use the remaining dough to shape the edges of the square. When the frame is ready, press it gently with a fork to create a ridge design.
- Bake for about 20 minutes.
- Allow the mazurek to cool. Remember that the shortcrust pastry is easy to break. Transfer it on the parchment paper only.
- When the cake has cooled completely (you may even place it in the fridge), spread the chocolate filling onto it.
- Decorate with Easter candies, white chocolate flakes, and chocolate eggs.
How To Make The Chocolate Filling?
- Melt the chocolate in a pot or microwave.
- Whip the cold heavy cream until stiff.
- Add mascarpone, melted chocolate, icing sugar, and mix.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 362Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 84mgSodium: 105mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 2gSugar: 17gProtein: 5g
These data are indicative and calculated by Nutritionix
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