Preparation of the feast cake

Besides Christmas and Easter, one of the most important family holidays in Serbia is Feast, celebrating saints. Serbs are the only Christians who celebrate, the ritual of the protector of the house and family, which is both church and national.

The Slavic cake is the main feature of the Serbian table during the celebration. On the feast day, this cake is taken to the church together with the grain, where the priest consecrates it, pours wine over it and breaks it. The breaking of the cake represents Christ’s sacrifice and is broken in the shape of a cross.

The ingredients you need to make the celebratory cake are as follows:

  • 750g of flour;
  • 1 teaspoon of salt;
  • 1 spoon of sugar;
  • 2 eggs;
  • 1 cube of yeast;
  • 500ml of lukewarm milk;
  • 2 spoons of oil;
  • 100g of butter.

Add yeast, a teaspoon of sugar, salt, oil to lukewarm milk and let it rise. Then add two-thirds of the flour, melted butter and one egg. Knead the dough and let it rise for 15 minutes. After that, knead the rest of the flour again. It is important that the dough does not stick to the pan.

It is necessary to leave a few balls of dough, from which you will make braids or other shapes that you have made for decoration. Place oiled paper in a baking dish. Before baking, brush the cake with beaten egg yolk and let it stand for another 15 minutes. After that, put it in the oven to bake for about 45 minutes at 180 degrees.

Even though today feast is celebrated differently than it used to be, feast cake is still baked or bought ready-made in stores and bakeries. Just making the cake can be quite interesting, and what you need is the will, time and imagination… the housewives usually bake the cake the day before the celebration, and you can make it together with your children. And if you still decide to buy it ready-made, you can also find it in our bakeries at TC Zira – Nikodima Milaša 2, Konjarnik – Mis Irbijeve and Voždovac – Vojvode Stepe 253.😊 (you only need to notify our bakers at least one day in advance)


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