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Paska bread is a yummy Easter bread. These Polish breads are wonderful to enjoy with a cup of coffee. If you want to make bread with raisins, then you need to make Paska bread. 

Paska Bread {Easter Bread With Raisins}

Easter bread

With Easter and Passover coming, a popular recipe that gets made is Easter bread. Every ethnic background has a version of an Easter bread they make.

I am part Polish, so Polish breads was what we had at Easter. There are different types of Polish Easter bread like the Polish Bobka Easter Bread {Simple Bobka Recipe} however my family likes the Paska bread the best.

Paska Bread {Easter Bread With Raisins}

Bread with raisins

Why did my family like the Paska bread the most? Paska is bread with raisins. We love the slightly sweet bread with raisins with the white icing.

When my mom would come home from the local bakery with a loaf of Paska bread, we were drooling. Taking a huge slice of this Easter bread was heaven to us.

As gotten older having this bread with raisins with morning coffee around Easter was my comfort. This Polish bread is part of my heritage.

Paska Bread {Easter Bread With Raisins}

Paska bread

The paska bread recipe is actually easy to make. You can get creative with paska bread and make a little design on the top like a bread cross. Personally, I like it plain with white icing.

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Paska Bread {Easter Bread With Raisins}

Yield: 6 servings

Paska Bread

Paska Bread

Paska bread is a yummy Easter bread. These Polish breads are wonderful to enjoy with a cup of coffee. If you want to make bread with raisins, then you need to make Paska bread.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 4 1/2 teaspoons yeast
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 cup milk (scalded and cooled to warm)
  • 1 cup water (lukewarm)
  • 6 tablespoons Crisco shortening
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups raisins
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 6 cups white flour (Maybe a bit more if needed)
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • white icing of your choice


  1. Mix yeast, sugar and scalded cooled down milk and water together and set aside till yeast starts to bubble.
  2. In mixer mix shortening and sugar together and add one egg at a time mixing in completely before adding another egg. Mix well after last egg.
  3. Sift 6 cups of flour into separate bowl.
  4. Mix 3 cups of flour into the yeast mixture, mix till smooth.
  5. Add Raisins.
  6. Add shortening, sugar and egg mixture.
  7. Take one cup of flour and add salt and cinnamon to it and mix it into dough. (To stop the cinnamon from lumping up in the dough).
  8. Knead in remaining cups of flour till dough is smooth.
  9. Put in greased bowl to rise.
  10. Let rise until doubled, then punch down put and place in greased cake pan or casserole dish about 8 inches minimum and allow to rise until double in size.
  11. You can take a portion out to make the a fancy bread ornament on top. Then beat the egg and water together and brush the top the bread with it.
  12. Bake at 350°F for 30-45 minutes
  13. Allow it to cool, Take out the pan, cover it with the white icing and ENJOY!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 864Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 134mgSodium: 608mgCarbohydrates: 154gFiber: 6gSugar: 48gProtein: 20g

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Friday 25th of April 2014

What a beautiful bread. Thanks for sharing the story. Glad you joined Sunday Supper!

Alice // Hip Foodie Mom

Monday 21st of April 2014

Absolutely love the meaning behind this bread! Happy Easter!

Joanne T Ferguson

Monday 21st of April 2014

G'day! This looks terrific! Happy Easter!Cheers! Joanne

Laura Dembowski

Sunday 20th of April 2014

That is such a beautiful bread! It would be the star of any Easter table.

Deanna Samaan

Sunday 20th of April 2014

Thank you so much! Happy Easter!

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