WARNING: Steenbergs Ltd has become aware that an identity fraudster is falsely using the Steenbergs name and head office address to offer employment and business opportunities to unsuspecting people and businesses. The fraud originates in Nigeria and is in no manner connected to Steenbergs Ltd. There is no Garry Walker or pharmaceuticals or similar business at 6 Hallikeld Close. If you are in the UK, notify Action Fraud at 0300 123 2040.

Browse our products

Free delivery on all UK orders over £24.99

Shop in confidence

Easter Cake

Easter Holy Bread cake

I needed to make a recipe using Mahlab and mastic pebbles. Like many keen bakers, chefs and home cooks I have never created a dish that calls for these unusual products

I hunted for ideas and Lebanese Easter buns came up lots of times so decided to make my interpretation of this famous bread

Mine does not contain yeast so it is more like a cake than the more traditional bread

·        3 cups Bread Flour

·        2/3 cup sugar

·        ½ teaspoon salt

·        1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

·        ½ teaspoon nutmeg

·        ¼ teaspoon baking powder

·        2 teaspoons ground mahlab

·        1/8th teaspoon mastic pebbles(must be ground with a pestle and mortar)

·        3 medium eggs

·        ½ cup sunflower or vegetable oil

·        ½ cup plain yoghurt


Zest of one large orange or 1 ½ oz STEENBERGS ORGANIC ORANGE BLOSSOM WATER

Combine the above ingredients till it resembles a thick cake batter without lumps

Spoon into a lined 2lb loaf tin and cook for 40 minutes at 180’c

Cool, slice and eat when cold


To print this recipe in printer friendly format click the button below


Bookmark this

Shop for the ingredients

Recipes menu

Your basket

Latest from the blog

Christmas recipes part 3 – Festive Tipples
8 December 2017, 2:41 pmWith all the baking and cooking going on over the holiday season, there also needs to be time to relax…... Read more
Niki’s Hot Wings
2 December 2017, 11:40 amInspired by visions of tasty chicken wings with Steenbergs Smoked Hickory Rub, please find all the recipe details here from…... Read more
Christmas Recipes Part 2 – Festive Baking
1 December 2017, 12:58 pmIn the run up to Christmas, it's always handy to have a delicious cake at the ready for unexpected visitors,…... Read more