Nazuki (Georgian Spicy Sweet Bread)


Introduction: Nazuki is a delicious Georgian spicy sweet bread that originates from various parts of Georgia. The version from Surami, a small town in the Shida Kartli Region, is particularly famous for its exceptional taste. Traditionally, nazuki is baked in a tone (Georgian cylindrical clay stove), but you can also bake it in a conventional oven. Here’s an easy recipe for homemade nazuki.


  • 3 eggs
  • 125g butter
  • 400g sugar
  • 0.5L milk
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 1.1kg all-purpose flour
  • 1.5 tsp yeast
  • 300g raisins
  • Sunflower oil
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Pour sugar, salt, and butter into the milk and heat until the ingredients melt together. Allow the mixture to cool down and proof the yeast in warm milk.

  2. Whisk 2 eggs (reserve 1 for coating) and blend them with the milk mixture. Add cinnamon, cloves, and vanilla, and blend well.

  3. Sift the flour into the mixture and knead the dough until smooth and elastic. Add raisins and mix. While kneading the dough, use a little bit of sunflower oil.

  4. Shape the dough into a ball, coat it with oil, cover with a towel, and place it in a warm spot to rise for about 1-2 hours.

  5. After the dough rises, divide it into 6 pieces, shape them into balls, cover, and let them rise again.

  6. Shape each dough ball into a half-moon and place the loaves on a baking sheet.

  7. Brush the loaves with a mixture of beaten egg yolk and milk. Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C (350°F) until golden brown.

  8. Your delicious nazuki is ready to be enjoyed!

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