Polish Cheese Paska
Last updated 6/12/2012 1:18:26 AM. Recipe ID 49300. Report a problem with this recipe.
Title: Polish cheese paska
Yield: 6 Servings
2 lb Pressed dry farmers cheese
1 c Lukewarm water
2 lg Yeast cakes
2 c Sugar
12 To 17 cups flour
1 qt Scalded milk
2 tb Salt
2 c Raisins
1 c Butter, melted
Cream the cheese with hands until smooth. Add 10 eggs and mix well.
Dissolve 1 yeast cake in 1/2 cup lukewarm water and add to the
mixture. Add 1 cup flour and blend well. Cover and let stand
overnight. Next day: beat remaining eggs in large bowl and add to
cheese mixture. Add sugar, salt and other yeast cake that has been
dissolved in 1/2 cup warm water and blend thoroughly with hands. Add
12 cups flour and work until smooth. Add flour as necessry to use the
17 cups. Knead for about 30 min. or until smooth. Spread cooled
melted butter over dough and knead for about 10 min. Add raisins and
knead until blended, cover and let rise about 2 hours. Punch down and
let rise again until doubled. Divide dough in 8 portions. Shape
loaves using a little flour for handling. Place in greased round
1-1/2 quart casserole. Let rise until double. Bake at 350 degrees for
1 hour, after 30 min. cover with foil to prevent burning.
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