Ukrainian Easter Paska
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- 1 tsp
- 1 c
- lukewarm water
- 1 pkg
- dry granular yeast
- 3 c
- scalded milk(lukewarm)
- 5 c
- unbleached white flour
- eggs beaten
- 1/3 c
- 1/2 c
- melted butter
- 2 Tbsp
- 9-10 c
- sifted unbleached white flour
throughly. Stir in enough flour to make a dough that is neither too soft or too stiff.Knead until dough no longer sticks to hand.Turn dough onto floured board and knead until smooth and satiny.place in bowl and let rise in a warm place
until double in bulk,(about 11/2 hours.
cans or round round pan.let rise till double in bulk
(if using coffee csns let it rise just to the rim you don't want it to go over the rim it will crack or burst while baking.)Brush tops of loaves with a
beaten egg and 2 Tbsp of water.
continue baking for 40 minutes longer or until done.
Avoid browning the top too deeply.Cover with aluminum foil if necessary.Remove loaves from pan
and allow to cool completely.(when using coffee cans
the first slice off the bottom should be kept to put at the bottom so the Paske will not dry out.Place Paska in sealable plastic bags after they have cooled,they will stay fresher that way.