Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Finally I typed out my mom's Paska recipe
Everyone loves my mom's paska (Mennonite Easter Bread) recipe and I make it every year. You'll recall my post from 3 years ago where I was very lazy and did not type it out, but merely photographed the recipe card. Well, now, finally here it is. Worth the wait, yes? Yes.
Enjoy all. Thanks Mom. Happy Easter everyone!
My Mom's Paska Recipe
2 TBSP (envelopes) yeast
2 tsp sugar
1/2 warm (NOT HOT) water
Mix and let rise 10-15 minutes
1.5 c. scalded milk. So, scald the milk. Get it really hot, but not boiling.
1/2 c. margarine/butter
1//3 c. sugar
Add these things to the scalded milk, allow to cool until warm (not too hot, will kill the yeast), then add to yeast mixture.
2 beaten eggs
rind of 1 orange
juice of 1 orange
Add to above mixture.
Add 2 c. flour. Beat well.
Add more flour (5-5 1/2 cups) to make a soft dough. Knead thoroughly. Let rise about 1 1/2 hour (until double) in a warm spot.
Form dough into paskas (I usually make 5 smaller or 4 larger with this recipe) and let rise another 1/2-1 hour.
BAke for 25-30 minutes at 375'F
Ice as desired (I use a cream cheese, butter, icing sugar, milk, splash of orange juice mix) and ENJOY!!