Traditional Ukrainian baked paska

Paska – is an Easter cake, a traditional Ukrainian dessert. Such Easter Bread is served on Easter holiday in each Ukrainian family. Once you make this baked paska, you’ll always cook it!


  • 4 eggs
  • 600 ml milk
  • 200 g (7 oz) dairy butter
  • 100 g (3,5 oz) yeast
  • 3 tbsp dry yeast
  • 400 g (2 cups) sugar
  • 1,5 kg (10 cups) flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • powdered sugar (for decoration)


Dissolve yeast in a glass of warm milk combined with 3 tbsp of sugar. Stir the mixture and set it aside.

Next add the remaining milk, melted dairy butter, sugar, eggs, and salt. Mix everything until you get a homogenous mass.

Then add 1300 g (46 oz) of flour. Knead the dough. Transfer the dough in a bowl. Cover it with a napkin or a cling wrap and let the dough rise in a warm place. It should increase twice.

Place 200 g (7 oz) of flour above a clean table. Put the dough above and roll it. Then add raisins and knead the dough again.

Divide the dough into pieces, shape them into round loaves and place in special molds. Only half of each mold should be filled. Decorate the loaves with the same dough.

Then place the molds in a warm until almost double.

Grease the Easter cakes with a yolk well and place them in an oven. Bake dessert at 190°C (374°F). Check whether the Easter cakes are done by the help of a toothpick.

Top the baked paska with powdered sugar.

Enjoy your meal!