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Polish Egg Twist Bread Recipe - Chalka

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"This recipe for Polish chałka (HOW-kah) is a rich, braided egg bread that may or may not contain raisins. It's similar to Bohemian-Czech hoska, Jewish challah and French brioche. Chalka is served year-round, but especially at Christmas and Easter. If you have any leftover chalka, it makes delicious French toast or bread pudding with orange sauce or makowki (Polish poppyseed bread pudding). Here is a larger photo of Polish Chalka Bread...."

1 cup milk, scalded
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
1 cup sugar (or less, to taste)
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 packages active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water
2 eggs + 1 egg for glazing, at room temperature, beaten
5 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup golden raisins
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