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Makes 3 servings


8 cups all purpose flour

2 cups milk

3 ½ Tbsp active dry yeast

10 egg yolks

14 Tbsp butter

1 cup sugar

2/3 cup raisins, rinsed, drained and mixed with 1 Tbsp of flour

1/2 tsp salt

1 lemon, zested


For sugar glaze

6 Tbsp water

1 cup sugar

1 tsp powdered gelatin


  • In a medium bowl combine yeast, sugar, 3 tablespoons of flour and warm milk. Whisk, cover with a plastic wrap and leave it to rise in a warm place for about 30-40 minutes.
  • In a large bowl of a food processor, sift flour. Remove 3 tablespoons from it. Add the yeast mixture, salt and whisked egg yolks.
  • Transfer the bowl to a food processor with an attached dough hook and knead the dough until small bubbles start to appear, about 5 minutes. Then, add melted butter, lemon zest and continue kneading until the dough is smooth and stretchy, about 10 minutes. Remove the bowl from a food processor and stir raisins into a dough. Mix just until combined.
  • Cover the bowl with a plastic wrap and dry kitchen towel and place it in a warm place. The dough should increase 2 times in size. It will take approximately 40-50 minutes depending on the temperature in your kitchen.
  • Divide the dough between 3 parchment lined molds and leave it to rise until molds are full. Bake at 360°F for 45 minutes. When the paskas are ready, carefully remove them from a mold and lay them on their side to cool.
  • Brush them with a sugar glaze and top with sprinkles.

For sugar glaze

  • In a small bowl, dissolve 1 teaspoon of gelatin with 2 tablespoons of cold water. Leave it for 5 minutes.
  • In a small sauce pan, add sugar and the remaining 4 tablespoons of water. Heat on a medium heat until sugar dissolves.
  • Off the heat, add gelatin and whisk until gelatin is fully dissolved.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat the gelatin and sugar mixture until completely white, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Let the glaze cool slightly and using a pastry brush cover the top of each paska with a glaze.
  • Top with sprinkles. Enjoy on Easter Sunday!