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Little Lazarus buns

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Little Lazarus buns


The delicious Lazarakia go way back. We knead them and bake them on Lazarus Saturday. They are small, fluffy, sweet breads which are shaped like a man wrapped in grave clothes (just as Lazarus is depicted) and they symbolize the Raising of Lazarus.  

  • In a mixer, add the water, yeast and sugar.
  • Whisk by hand until the yeast and sugar dissolve and set it aside for 10 minutes until the yeast activates.
  • Add the olive oil, cinnamon, ground cloves, cardamom, salt and flour.
  • Beat with the hook attachment on medium speed for 8-10 minutes, until the ingredients come together and a dough is formed.
  • Cover the dough with a kitchen towel and allow it to rest for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 170* C (338*F) Fan.
  • When the dough has rested, divide it into 20 pieces that are 60 g each and shape into balls.
  • Each ball will become a little Lazarus so cut off a small piece and weigh 50 g for the body and 10 g for the arms.
  • Prepare the filling by combining the raisins and coarsely chopped walnuts in a bowl.
  • With the 50 g of dough, knead and shape little Lazarus’s bodies in an oblong shape, fill with 1 teaspoon of the filling and seal. With the 10 g of dough, shape into 2 arms, crisscrossing in the back and bringing them to crisscross again in the front.
  • Insert 2 whole cloves above the arms where the head should be to create the eyes.  
  • Transfer the little Lazarus buns onto a baking pan lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake for 20-30 minutes, until golden.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
11 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
7 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
4 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
15 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
11 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
10 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
7 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
1 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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