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Olga Drozd

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Overnight Paska or Kolach or Rolls
« on: November 16, 2008, 06:01:28 PM »
Ukrainian Overnight Paska or Kolach or Rolls

Use this dough for Paska, Kolach or rolls.  Mix everything the night before and in the morning at your leisure finish baking. You will be surprised how high this dough rises on only 1 packet of yeast. Note: Make sure your yeast is fresh.

1 package dry yeast, 1 tablespoon
1/2 cup warm water
2/3 cup flour

1 1/2 cups warm milk or evaporated milk
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon salt
Rind of 2 lemons grated
1 1/2 cups melted butter
10 eggs beaten
11 to 12 cups all purpose or bread flour


1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water.

Make sure your yeast is fresh.  If it does not bubble when proofing, buy fresh yeast. 

In a small mixing bowl, combine yeast and water, stirring until dissolved. Add 2/3 cup of flour and beat till smooth. Cover with a towel and set aside until doubled and bubbling about 45 minutes.

In a large mixing bowl, blend milk, sugar, salt, lemon rind. Stir in butter and eggs. Beat in yeast mixture and 4 cups of flour until smooth. Gradually, add enough flour to make a soft, workable dough.

Turn out and knead until satiny about 15 minutes. Place dough in large greased bowl ( I use two large bowls because this dough rises a lot!)

Cover loosely with plastic wrap and towel. Set in a warm, protected spot overnight.

Next morning punch dough down, knead 3 minutes, cover and let rest 10 to 15 minutes.

Shape into rolls or braids or pan bread or Paska.

Place on a greased sheet or pans or (coffee cans for paska) Butter coffee cans well and sprinkle with fine bread crumbs. Fill pans 1/3 full.

I like to spray pans with vegetable spray and place rounds of parchment paper on the bottom of coffee cans. Let dough rise for about 30 to 40 minutes.

Brush with egg wash. Bake 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes or until brown. Remove and cool on a wire rack.
« Last Edit: April 12, 2012, 08:18:20 AM by Olga Drozd »