Ukrainian Easter Paska

Ukrainian Easter Paska

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Anna Chaika


My mother in law showed me how to make this receipe.It is a tradional Easter Bread but is good anytime.Once you get the kneading down you will have the perfect Easter Paska My family loves it I make it in batches so they can all have a loaf. We make this in coffee cans,it really looks nice and tastes as good as it looks.


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30 slices from 3 loaves
6 Hr
1 Hr


  • 1 tsp
  • 1 c
    lukewarm water
  • 1 pkg
    dry granular yeast
  • 3 c
    scalded milk(lukewarm)
  • 5 c
    unbleached white flour
  • 6
    eggs beaten
  • 1/3 c
  • 1/2 c
    melted butter
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 9-10 c
    sifted unbleached white flour

How to Make Ukrainian Easter Paska


  1. Disolve sugar in lukewarm water and sprinkle yeast over it.Let stand for 10 minutes.Combine softened yeast with lukewarm milk the honey and 5 cups of flour. Beat until smooth.Cover and let batter rise in a warm place until light and bubbly.Room temperature should be 65-75 degrees,having a warm room helps the dough to rise better.
  2. Add beaten eggs,sugar,melted butter and salt; mix
    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 in bowl and let rise in a warm place
    until double in bulk,(about 11/2 hours.
  3. Punch down and let rise again (about 1 hour)
  4. Divide dough into 3 parts place in buttered coffee
    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.
  5. Place in preheated oven 400 degrees (f)for 15 minutes,then lower the temperature to 350 * (f)and
    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.

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About Ukrainian Easter Paska

Course/Dish: Other Breads
Hashtags: #Ukrainian #Paska

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