Monday, December 9, 2013

Slovak Paska Bread - Eggless

Paska is an Easter Bread eaten in European countries. It is made with Flour, Sugar , Butter , Eggs , Yeast and Milk . The egg and water mixture is used as Glaze on top of the bread. The bread is made into round loaves and decorated with religious symbols with the bread dough. Slovak Paska Bread was the Suggested for this months Baking Eggless Challenge. Thank you +Gayathri Kumar for the wonderful challenge.

Seriously it was challenging to make this bread without the eggs. First time when i made the bread ,it was super difficult to handle the dough . It was sticky . Still i managed to do the braids. After it was baked , i Couldn't even see a sign of braids in the bread . But the bread was baked well and it tasted really good. So i thought to make the bread again.

Second time it the dough was very easy to handle . I did the braids with no difficulty and the bread turned out perfect .


All Purpose Flour - 2 Cups + Dusting
Yeast - 2 TSP
Sugar - 2 TBL
Salted Butter - 4 TBLS ( Room Temp)
Yogurt - 1/3 Cup + ( Room Temp)
Milk - 1/3 Cup ( Room Temp)
Milk - For milk wash


- In a large bowl add all the dry ingredients together.
- Mix it well so that all the ingredients are combined. 
- Add the yogurt and mix it . Add milk little by little and mix it till it forms a dough .
- Transfer the dough into the counter . Add the Butter and knead it well it the dough turns out smooth.
- Knead it for 7-10 minutes . If you feel the dough is dry add a little milk/yogurt and knead it.
- If the dough is sticky dust some flour and knead it .
- When the dough is smooth and elastic , Apply some butter over the dough and keep it in a bowl , cover it with a cling wrap and allow it to rise. It could take 1 hour or more depending on the temperature. ( It took 11/2 hrs as it is super cold here).
- Once the dough has doubled . Punch it to release the air.
- Divide the dough into three portions. 
- I used one portion to keep it in the center of the pan .
- Another portion , i braided it , and decorated around the center.
- Third portion , I decorated on top of the first and second portion.
- Cover it with a muslin cloth allow it to rise again.
-Preheat the oven at 350F.
- Brush it with milk and bake it for 20 - 30 minutes.
- Remove it from the pan and allow it cool completely.

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  1. Quite an interesting one ...with religious symbols...I love that :)...baked jst perfect !!!

  2. I don't know anything about the bread yet I love the outcome. Its simply stunning and you sure can bake well.

  3. This was an interesting experiment- egg bread without eggs- but it looks like you did well. As long as bread is delicious, it doesn't matter what is left out of itl I had to pin! Glad to see you over at the Marvelous Monday link up. I would love it if you would drop by my site at for a visit. I will look forward to seeing you over there. Deb @ kneaded Creations

    1. Thank you for dropping by in my space. Heading to your blog rightaway

  4. Wow...soft and delicious bread. Perfect baking.

  5. the bread looks really awesome... nice and soft...

  6. This is on my to-do list but will go for egg of course :) yours look perfectly baked Shey

    1. Thank you Rekha . Waiting for your post on Slovak Paska . I have plans to bake one with eggs too ...

  7. pics looks so festive..lovely bread

  8. I think some of the best holiday breads originate from eastern Europe and this Paska sounds delicious. I love the braiding and decorating of the bread and eggless is certainly a challenge!

    1. Oh yeah eggless is surely challenging . The first bread i baked was a disaster . But this turned out well.

  9. Very interesting bread, super perfect.

  10. You have a wonderful recipe collection and nice photography. Dear a funny thing i did, i went your google+ and entered and liked someones page you have commented. Sorry.

    1. Eliza thank you so much ..Thats alright hon .

  11. I would just love to have a bite of that fabulous bread! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and enjoy your weekend!
    Miz Helen

  12. Your bread has come out beautifully, Shey ! Loved the design, it stands out well !