10 egg yolks 1 1/2 cups warm milk 1 tablespoon yeast 1 cup sugar 1 1/2 cup melted butter (3 sticks) 1 tablespoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 tablespoons oil 2 + 4-5 cups bread flour 1 -1 1/2 cup raisins (I prefer jumbo or golden raisins) soaked in hot water for 10 min and drained.
2 cups powdered sugar 3 tablespoons choice of milk,heavy cream,squeezed lemon juice,or squeezed orange juice
Combine warm milk with 2 cups flour and yeast.Mix well and set aside covered. In a stand mixer,whip egg yolks with sugar. Gradually add vanilla,salt,oil and butter to egg yolks.Add milk and flour mixture to egg yolk and butter.Mix until well combined. Replace whisk attachment with dough hook attachment. Add in 4 cups of flour and raisins. Mix dough well. Cover dough with plastic cover and towel. Place the bowl with dough in the warmest place in your house or microwave (don’t turn it on).Let the dough rise(about 2 hours). Divide dough among all molds and let it rise.(about 20 minutes) Heat oven to 325 degrees. Bake for about 30-40 minutes depending on the size of your molds and until the outside is golden brown.
To make glaze:
Combine powdered sugar with milk,cream,lemon juice,or orange juice. Apply to the tops of easter bread/paska when cooled at room temperature.
Recipe and Photo:
Foodista / CC BY