Paska (Easter Bread)
Recipe type: Holiday Breads
Cuisine: Eastern European
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Serves: 2 loaves
 
A sweet raisin filled bread that was always on our Easter table!
Ingredients
  • 8 oz. cottage cheese
  • 2 packages dry yeast
  • 1 squeeze of honey
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cup golden raisins
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • flour (5 cups to start) add more as needed
Instructions
  1. Dissolve yeast in 1 cup of warm water with 1 squeeze of honey.
  2. Add sugar and vanilla. Beat eggs, add melted butter.
  3. Add to yeast mixture.
  4. Add cottage cheese and raisins.
  5. Start mixing in 5 cups of flour and add flour as needed until wetness is gone. Place dough in a bowl sprayed with oil; turn dough over so the oiled side is up; cover with a towel and place in a warm place for an hour.
  6. Let rise; punch down; rework the dough into a ball and cover to rise again for another 30 minutes.
  7. Punch down the dough and divide dough into 6 balls.
  8. Take three of the balls and make long rolls of each of them by rolling in between your hands.
  9. Make a braided loaf and let rise for another 20 minutes.
  10. Brush with an egg wash.
  11. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes or until the loaf is golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped on.
Recipe by A Muse in My Kitchen at http://amuseinmykitchen.com/2011/04/21/paska-easter-bread/