Tuesday, April 7, 2009

How it all got started...

My love of paska, that is.

I remember, when I was younger, wanting paska throughout the year....not just at Easter.  My solution?  Sliced white bread.  Press a handful of raisins into the bread.  Make some white icing and spread it on the bread.  Finish it off with sprinkles, just like the real thing.

Not as good as the real thing, but when you're 10, it's basically just about the bread and icing.


The batch of paska I baked on Saturday was amazing!  The flavor was so incredible!!  The recipe includes the peel of and the juice of a lemon and an orange.  You must try it - it's not too late to bake up a batch for this weekend!!  I'm contemplating it, but that would just mean I'd end up eating more than my share!

On that note, I really should head out for a carb burning run.  But....it's late and it's dark.  I'm not a fan of night running anymore (I'm becoming a bit of a chicken in my old age).  So, maybe tomorrow.  Anyone with me?




5 comments:

EH said...

no picture? of the paska?

Carole Hiebert said...

I know, I know.....too busy devouring!!! Maybe that's my excuse to make another batch!!!

Tara S said...

Hi Carole, so where did you get this receipe from? I have to make them this weekend and wouldn't mind trying a new one!!

Carole Hiebert said...

Hi Tara - there's a link in the post called 'Paska', right under this one. Click on "Mennonite Girls Can Cook", it will bring you right to the recipe. Let me know how it turns out!!

kristin said...

I was wondering how it turned out, the recipe looked really good. Glad to hear you had success! I'm not sure I'm brave enough to try it though, Me and yeast dough don't really get along. But I can't wait to have some of my mom's stuff this weekend!!