Mazurek is the name of a Polish cake which often uses a type of pastry similar to shortcrust or shortcake. It is usually made in a square or rectangular shape.
Bake a mazurek base using one of the ciasto kruche – pastry recipes and allow it to cool.
Fill the hollow with kajmak.
Mazurek with kajmak
You can decorate the top with nuts and / or dried fruit – this gives you an opportunity to be creative with the decorations.
Alleluja is often written on top at Easter time.
Here served on tea plates by Colclough – Stardust 1950s – 1960s
Mazurek with kajmak and jam
As a contrast to the sweetness of the kajmak you can use a tart jam such blackcurrant or sour cherry jam.
Bake a mazurek base and allow it to cool.
Cover the hollow created with a thin layer of jam.
Blackcurrant jam was used here.
Cover the jam with a layer of kajmak.
Decorate the top of the mazurek with nuts or dried fruits.