Easter is one of my favorite holidays, because of its rich traditions. One of these is the blessing of a basket of special foods which becomes the Easter Sunday brunch, being the first meat meal, after a strict fast on Good Friday and Saturday. One of the special foods in that basket is a round shaped Easter Bread, called Paska in Ukrainian, or Babka in Polish. The top of this bread is elaborately decorated with fancy dough ornaments, having a cross as the central motif. Here is my family Paska recipe, which makes two large loaves, or several small ones.
If you thought that Pumpkin Roll is the only rolled cake out there, you will be pleasantly surprised how easy it is to make this Apple-Cranberry Roll.
I love fresh bread, and lately have been testing many breads and rolls recipes. They all are absolutely delicious.
Some require a little more time than others, but none are too labor intensive or difficult to achieve.
I always thought that the ” No Knead” bread recipe was simple, and it is, but when I found this one for ONE HOUR bread, I could not believe it, until I made it and found it absolutely effortless and delicious.
I would have made it into a baguette, but since I do not have a special baking pan it requires, I used two loaf pans instead.
Freshly made waffles are absolutely delicious, yet so easy to make.
My memories take me back to childhood, enjoying ice cream served in a freshly made waffle cone, while walking on the boardwalk in Asbury Park, NJ…I am still savoring that taste, and the moment.
This was a very traditional Ukrainian wedding, with the Starosty (Elders…Godparents carrying the icons), the Korovai – a Symbolic Ukrainian Wedding Bread, Greeting Bread with salt and wine, lots of embroidered runners (rushnyky), special Icons for the Newlyweds, the Wedding Cake of course, and lots…lots…lots…of food at the Cocktail Hour and at midnight at the Venetian Hour.
This time I will even share pictures of the dress of the Bride, the Bride’s Maids and the Starostyna (Godmother carrying the Icon).