Easter Yeast Cake

    2 hours 20 minutes

    The more you knead the dough for this Polish Easter cake the better and more delicious the result!

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    Makes: 1 cake

    • 40g fresh yeast
    • 1 cup (250ml) warm milk
    • 4 cups (500g) flour
    • 1/3 cup (80g) white sugar
    • 3 egg yolks
    • 100g butter, melted
    • 3 tablespoons raisins (optional)
    • 1 egg, beaten

    Preparation:50min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Extra time:50min rising  ›  Ready in:2hours20min 

    1. Dissolve the yeast in 1/3 cup milk. Add 4 tablespoons flour and 1 tablespoon sugar and mix with a wooden spoon. Let rise in a warm place for 15 minutes.
    2. Meanwhile, sift the remaining flour into a bowl and beat the egg yolks with the remaining sugar until light and fluffy.
    3. To the flour, add the yeast mixture, beaten egg yolks and remaining milk. Mix, then knead 15-20 minutes until smooth. Gradually add the melted butter, kneading all the while.
    4. Toss the raisins with a little flour and add to the dough. Knead a couple more minutes.
    5. Place the dough in a round mold and let rise about 30 minutes in a warm place. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C.
    6. Brush with beaten egg and bake 40 minutes.

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