Vanocka - Vánoèka - Czech Christmas Bread
160 mins (prep 120, cooking 40)
13 ingredients
1 servings
The vanocka is part of the Christmas holidays in Czechoslovakia, whether made at home or bought in a store. At one time in history, vánoèka could only be made by a baker who was a guild craftsman. Preparing a vanocka isn't simple and therefore a variety of customs were once followed in preparing, braiding and baking the dough to ensure success. The woman of the house had to mix the dough while wearing a white apron and kerchief, she shouldn't talk, and she was supposed to jump up and down while the dough was rising. Another old custom was to bake in a coin (much like a King cake). The person who found it in their slice was assured of health and wealth for all of the following year. A burnt or ripped vanocka was a bad omen. Preparation time approximate.

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Serving Size (1417.35 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 5246.74 Calories from Fat 1094.4
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 121.6g 187.07%
Saturated Fat 19.94g 99.69%
Trans Fat 0.02g %
Cholesterol 82.8mg 27.6%
Sodium 5874.29mg 244.76%
Total Carbohydrate 916.08g 305.36%
Dietary Fiber 42.71 g 170.85%
Sugars 323.94 g %
Protein 145.1g 290.2%
Vitamin A 2347.78IU% Vitamin C 18.85mg%
Calcium 1991.71mg% Iron 41.29mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients: