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Hi, Great recipe but this is not houska -- houska is a small braided, savory bread roll. The bread you've pictured here is called Vánočka (vanocka), which is a sweet, raisin, and almond topped, braided loaf similar to brioche and challah. It is found and eaten year long but it's not an Easter bread but rather a traditional Christmas bread. The name comes from the Czech and Slovak words for Christmas.

The traditional Czech Easter bread is called Mazanec. The vanocka and mazanec recipes are somewhat similar to each other, but the Easter bread shape is round and not braided.

Recipe: Houska (Czech Easter Bread)
3/11/13 01:53 PM