Mom's Paska Bun Recipe

Teresa May

By
@MummaMay

Easter means paska for my extended Mennonite family. Paska is a soft and eggy sweet bread similar to brioche. Traditionally it is baked as a round bread but my family likes it made into buns topped with icing and colourful nonpareils or shredded coconut.


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Serves:

60

Prep:

4 Hr

Cook:

20 Min

Ingredients

3 Tbsp
active dry yeast
1 c
water, warm
2 tsp
sugar
4 c
sugar
16 large
eggs
1 1/2 c
lard
1 tsp
salt
1/2 c
margarine
1
orange - juice and rind
1
lemon - juice and rind
3 c
milk - scalded
8 c
flour

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Dissolve yeast in the warm water and 1st amount of sugar, let yeast set for 10 minutes.
2
Beat eggs well and add sugar gradually, beat until dissolved.
3
Mix flour and salt. Make a well in flour mixture and pour in scalded milk, stir and add egg mixture. Beat well.
4
Add salt, margarine, lard, fruit juices and rinds. Mix well.
5
Add yeast mixture and mix again.
6
Turn dough on a floured surface an kneed well as if making buns and return to mixing bowl.
7
Let rise until double in bulk (2 hrs. approx).
8
Punch dough down and make buns. Let rise on pan until double in bulk (2 hrs. approx.).
9
Bake @ 350°F for 20 minutes or until tops are slightly browned. Keep watch that buns don't burn!

Serving Ideas : Can also be made into 4 - 5 bread loaves.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Other Tag: For Kids
Hashtags: #sweet, #MENNONITE