Polish Bobka {Easter Bread}


Polish Bobka {Easter Bread}

Ingredients

4 cups flour
1/4 ounce package yeast
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup butter
1 1/4 cups milk (lukewarm)
5 egg yolks (keep one separate)
1 1/4 cup golden raisin
1 fresh lemon rind
3 tablespoons orange juice (divided)
1/4 cup walnuts
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup powder sugar

Instructions

Combine other 2 cups flour, yeast, sugar, salt and cinnamon in mixing bowl and mix well.
Melt butter and add lukewarm milk.
Gradually add dry ingredients and beat at low speed, scraping sides of bowl, 2 minutes.
Add 4 egg yolks, orange juice, and 1 more cup of flour.
Beat at medium speed 2 minutes or until think and elastic.
Gradually stir in last cup of flour with wooden spoon, making a soft dough.
Cover and let rise until double.
Stir in 1 cup of the raisins and lemon rind.
Put in a well greased 3 quart fluted tube pan or heavy Bundt pan.
Beat 5th egg yolk with 2 tablespoons water and brush top of dough with this mix.
Mix the walnuts and rest the raisins with the sugar and cinnamon.
Sprinkle walnut mixture over the top and let rise for one hour uncovered.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake for 30-40 minutes. Turn out of pan and cool on rack.
Mix the powder sugar with 1 tablespoon of the orange juice, add the second one if you need the glaze to be thinner, the drizzle it over the top the bread.
Slice it up and ENJOY!