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I'm a lover of vintage times and simple elegance of another era. I'm waiting a while for my special little farmhouse. While I'm waiting, I'm making good use of my time creating lovlies with my crochet hook n thread or yarn, and baking and cooking from scratch for my family.

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Take your needle my child and
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rose by and by. Life is like
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~Oliver Wendell Holmes 1867~

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Sunday, April 1, 2012

In the kitchen...with Sweet Sister Faith LOL

You all know I love,love,love making bread, there is something so simple and basic, and relaxing for me.  For some reason this came very easy to me, it is the pie crust that I continue to be challenged by, but I am getting better.  My sister friend Gloria calls me Sweet Sister Faith...and so it shall be...
a new moniker...I like it...
A request was made for the recipe of the Pascha Bread,from the previous post... ask and you shall receive....I've not made mine yet this year, this week I will get to it.


Thank you for asking for the recipe Michelle..

Pascha ( Easter Bread )
the only options are the raisons, they arn't necessary but add texture and moistness, and makes
great toast..,
You can mix by hand or use stand mixer...,
and use glass bakeware to make them round for Easter or regular bread pans..
Can't eat it all?  Freeze it, or better yet share it with a friend.

Please feel free to copy this recipe for your enjoyment, it is to share.
This bakes at 350 degrees for 45 min Or until done

2 envelopes yeast
1/2 tsp sugar
1/4 cup lukewarm water
2 cups milk scalded
1 cup butter  ( The Real Stuff )
1 cup sugar
5 eggs
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
9 cups of All purpose flour

white/golden raisons ( optional )

If you have round glass bakesafe bowls you can use these for round loaves. Or bread pans.
This can be mixed by hand, I use my stand mixer. 

1.Combine yeast, 1/2 tsp sugar and water, set aside until bubbly.2. In a large bowl melt your
butter in the scalded milk. 3. Add sugar stirring until dissolved, set aside until cool. 4.  Beat eggs until foamy, then stir into cold milk mixture. 5. Then add salt, vanilla and yeast mixture ( Raisons).6. Sift in flour slowly, beating with a wooden spoon(option) until well blended. 7. Knead until smooth in the bowl,  place dough in greased bowl, cover and let rise until double. 8. Punch down and let rise again. 9.  Punch down and shape into loaves ( for Easter) I make mine round, and place them in greased bowls ( bakeware) or bread pans, these will now rise for the 3rd time.

Bake it...and Enjoy

You can..if you want to pinch off a little dough or set some aside to adorn the top of your Easter Bread
with a cross dough, roll it out with both your hands until it is in a rod shape, mine don't always come out real pretty, but the thought is there and that is what counts.  


glor said...

Yay!!!! The recipe. Have to print this and although I am no baker will look to try this. You always make your breads sound so wonderful and inviting. I hope you get some pictures of it and the cloth that will adorn it. Have a wonderful, blessed evening.

BeWitnWise said...

Thanks for the recipe Sweet Sister Faith!

Cassandra ♥

pattas said...

My chef will love this recipe.. thankyou Sweet Sister Faith :))

Faith said...

Thank you all for stopping...I appreciate it so much...I hope you enjoy your Easter Bread...:)

Michelle said...

Thank you so much for the recipe!