Appears my other message got lost in a black hole. This is a recipe for an Easter Bread from my grandmother.? She left it pretty rudimentary, so I've filled in some technical items, and if you are a baker you can supply the rest.
7 cups flour (she sifted, I don't)
2 packages yeast, dissolved in
1 1/2 cups warm milk
1 tablespoon sugar
6 yolks or 5 whole eggs, slightly beaten
1/4 pound butter, melted
1/3 cup sugar mixed into flour along with
1/2 teaspoon salt
Combine yeast and 1 tablespoon sugar when adding to warm milk.
Add 1/2 the flour and 1/2 the butter into yeast mixture. Mix lightly.
Add yolks and mix.
Alternately add remaining flour and butter until all is used up.
Knead until crackly and moist.
Place in greased bowl and turn.
Sprinkle with flour and cover with clean towel or waxed paper.
Place in an oven preheated to 200 degrees F.
Turn oven off and let rise until doubled.
Punch down and let rise again.
Form into rounds on greased cookie sheets.
Cut a cross in the top.
Bake at 375 degrees F.
Now, she didn't say how long to bake. I use 24 minutes, but I'm at high altitude in Colorado with very little humidity.
From: Michelle Burke <mcmburke@...
Sent: Sat, 4 Apr 2009 11:27 am
Subject: Re: [Slovak-World] Cookbook - Slovak (And Recipe for Paska)
Any other recipes out there for Paska, where the bread ends up round, with a higher center "puff", and not in a ring?
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