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Last year's Easter I spent in
Slovakia and while visiting parents of my friend Norika Gaskova I have
learned of an old Lieskovec tradition mrvan pastry for Easter. Norika's
mom told me that when she was a little girl she remembers taking Mrvans
on Easter Sunday and going to fields with friends and they used to roll them
down the seeded fields and eating them after play, even they did get dirty
they still tasted delicious. I had tried the Mrvan on Easter Sunday with
smoked ham, boiled eggs and potato salad, all delicious.
Zuzka Durisek's variation
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For Mrvan you will need
pre sifted flour, one egg, butter, salt, sugar, milk and yeast.
Take one cup of lukewarm milk
add dash of sugar and teaspoon of dry yeast and let it rise. Add egg to one
pound of pre sifted flour together with two tablespoons of butter, one
teaspoon of salt and mix it together with the yeast mixture. Add more milk to
make consistent dough. Let the dough rise. Make different shapes Mrvans
as on the picture. Bake at 350 F on well greased baking pan until golden.
TO EASTER TRADITIONS
TO RECIPE CORNER
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Slovak Heritage Live newsletter Volume 6, No. 1, Spring 1998
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