Lithuanian Easter Raisin Bread #breadbakers
Traditionally the practice of eating Easter Bread or Communion Bread goes back to the Byzantine Empire. This Lithuanian Easter bread is great for Easter or any day.
Welcome to this months BreadBakers. We are celebrating the The International Easter/Passover/Springtime Bread Basket. It is hosted by Camilla from Culinary Adventures with Camella.
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We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient. It is worth repeating, this month Camilla at Culinary Adventures with Camilla has chosen breads from around the world that are traditional for Easter, Passover or Springtime.
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Lithuanian Easter Bread
2 cups warm milk
2 packaged of dry yeast
3/4 cup of sugar divided in half
6 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup raisins
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup butter melted
In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine the milk, yeast and half the sugar. Add half the flour and mix well. Cover with a kitchen towel and allow to rise in a warm place until bubbly (about an hour) Switch to a dough hook. Add the rest of the sugar, flour, eggs, salt raisins, cinnamon, and butter kneed until combined. Allow to rise until doubled in size.
Punch dough down and divide into two equal pieces. Shape into loaves and put into bread pans. Allow to rise another 1 1/2 hours. Bake at 350 for one hour.
Here’s our International Easter/Passover/Spring Bread Basket, in alphabetical order…
Armenian Choereg by Chef Mireille’s East West Realm
Bacci’s Bread by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Bobka – Polish Easter Bread by Seduction in the Kitchen
Casatiello by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Colomba Pasquale (Easter Dove Bread) by Cook’s Hideout
Cornish Saffron Bread by Pastry Chef Online
Folar (Portuguese Easter Bread) by Passion Kneaded
Hot Cross Buns by En la Cocina de Caro
Hornazo – Spanish Easter Bread by Ruchik Randhap
Hungarian Egg Twist by Hostess at Heart
Hungarian White Bread by Magnolia Days
Individual Italian Easter Breads by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Italian Easter Bread by La Cocina de Aisha
Kulich by That’s My Home
Lambropsomo – Greek Easter Bread by Spice Roots
Lithuanian Easter Bread by My Catholic Kitchen
Matzo by A Shaggy Dough Story
Mennonite Paska by Food Lust People Love
Pääsiäisleipä – Finnish Easter Bread by Bakers and Best
Pane di Pasqua – Italian Easter Bread by Karen’s Kitchen Stories
Spring Sweet Bread by cooking club
Strawberry Fritters by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Tsoureki (Greek Easter Bread) by Simply Veggies
Peace be with you,