Golden Paska with Raisins and Vanilla

1004163I am glad to propose you one more recipe for the Easter bread, no less delicious than any other ones presented before. This paska is called golden owing to its wonderful sunny color.

So, if you want to celebrate the Easter holiday like we, Ukrainians, do, then bake with us this paska. Light, tender, and rich, it will become the winner on your festive table. This paska is flavored with vanilla and a touch of raisins.

In addition, we’ll add sprinkles on the bread to make it more bright and happy-looking.


  • 10 eggs
  • 1 kg (2,2 lb) flour
  • 11 tbsp raw yeast
  • 1/2 l (liter) of milk
  • 600 g (21 oz) sugar
  • 200 g (7 oz) raisins
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream
  • 600 g (21 oz) dairy butter
  • vanilla – to taste


  • 2 eggs
  • sugar – to taste
  • sprinkles (for decoration)


Cool the pre-dough using 250 ml of preheated milk, 50-55 g (2 oz) sugar and 160 g (5,5 oz) of flour. Let the mixture cool and add 1 egg, and yeast. Mix everything carefully and put the mass in a warm place for 2 hours.

Then add 5 whipped eggs, 9 raw yolks combined with 1/2 kg (1,1 lb) of sugar. Stir in sour cream, dairy butter, and milk. Knead the dough and put it in a warm place for 3 hours.

Then add the remaining flour, raisins, vanilla, and salt. Knead the dough again and let it rise. Arrange the dough in baking molds, filling 1/3 each of them. Bake Easter bread in an oven until golden.

Let’s cook the topping. Whip 2 eggs with sugar and cover baked bread with the prepared topping. Then add sprinkles above.

Enjoy your meal!

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