Easter Pashka

made up by Eva, April 17 1976
An easter bread. Say “Pahs-kah”

  • 2/3 c. shortening
  • 2 c. milk
  • 2/3 c. sugar (or a little less)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. lemon extract
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs (beaten)
  • 1 ½ tbsp. yeast and 2 tsp. sugar dissolved in 2/3 c. warm water
  • flour to make a soft dough

Set yeast, meanwhile warm milk. To milk add the sugar and beaten eggs, salt, extracts, also yeast when risen. Then enough flour so you can beat the butter till it begins to bubble. Then stir in the shortening and finally enough flour to make a soft dough. Work out on board till smooth. Let rise till double in bulk. Set on pans, rise and bake at 350-375 about 20 mins.

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