Mom's Paska Bun Recipe

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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.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
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

Step-By-Step

1Dissolve yeast in the warm water and 1st amount of sugar, let yeast set for 10 minutes.
2Beat eggs well and add sugar gradually, beat until dissolved.
3Mix flour and salt. Make a well in flour mixture and pour in scalded milk, stir and add egg mixture. Beat well.
4Add salt, margarine, lard, fruit juices and rinds. Mix well.
5Add yeast mixture and mix again.
6Turn dough on a floured surface an kneed well as if making buns and return to mixing bowl.
7Let rise until double in bulk (2 hrs. approx).
8Punch dough down and make buns. Let rise on pan until double in bulk (2 hrs. approx.).
9Bake @ 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 Mom's Paska Bun Recipe

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