Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Strawberry Paska & Strawberry Glaze

It's Easter time again and that means Paska!

After a conversation with my sister-in-law last night, I was inspired to experiment with Paska and come up with something fun instead of my usual citrus version. It's so yummy, but I was up for some fun! Try this sweet bread for your Easter breakfast.

If you want to see the Paska making process from last year's Paska fun, check out my Easter Bread post!

Strawberry Paska

1 Tbsp Traditional Yeast
1/2 cup Warm Water
1 tsp Sugar
1 cup Strawberry Puree
2/3 cup Warm Milk
1/4 Melted Butter
1 egg
1/3 cup Sugar
1/2 tsp Salt
4 cups Flour

Combine yeast, warm water and 1 tsp sugar into a bowl and let sit until frothy (about 5 minutes).

Combine strawberry puree, warm milk, melted butter, egg, sugar, and salt together in a mixer. Mix well. Add in yeast mixture. Mix in flour slowly; 1 cup at a time, switching to a dough hook at about 3 cups. You may have to add more or less flour to make a soft dough that pulls away from the sides of the bowl when it is mixing. Knead for about 8 minutes. 

Let rise in a warm place for 1-1 &1/2 hour until doubled. Punch down and let rise another 10 minutes. Grease pans. Make 2 loaves or buns and let rise for 1 more hour.

Preheat oven to 350F.

Bake for 20 minutes or until golden on top. Cool before serving or icing.

Strawberry Glaze
1/4 cup Butter
1/2 cup Cream Cheese
1 & 3/4 cup Icing Sugar
1/4 cup Mashed Strawberries

Combine all ingredients in a mixer until all ingredients are smooth. Dip strawberry paska to glaze.

Delicious and sweet. Perfect for spring.


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