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Houska

Ingredients

  • 1 Pkg Yeast
  • 1/2  C Lukewarm Water
  • 2 C Milk
  • 4 C Flour
  • 1/2  Tsp Sugar

Dough

  • 1/2 C Butter
  • 2/3 C Sugar
  • 2 Tsp Salt
  • 3 Eggs — Well Beaten
  • 1/2  Tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 Lemon Rind — Grated
  • 4 C  Flour (Up To 5 Cups)
  • 3/4 C Seedless Raisins
  • Chopped Nuts

Glaze

  • 1 Egg — Beaten
  • 1/4  C Milk
  1. Stir yeast and sugar into lukewarm water; let stand a few minutes.
  2. Scald and cool milk to lukewarm. Add softened yeast to milk. Add the flour; beat smooth.
  3. Let rise in warm place until light and bubbly.

Dough Instructions:

  1. Cream together the butter, sugar and salt. Add beaten eggs, nutmeg and lemon rind.
  2. Blend this mixture with the risen sponge. Thicken with enough flour to make a stiff dough.
  3. Add raisins and nuts dusted with flour. Knead until smooth and elastic.
  4. Place in a greased bowl; brush lightly with shortening. Cover; let rise in warm place until double in bulk.
  5. Turn out on a lightly floured board; shape into houska loaf. Brush top with egg mixed with milk. Bake 45 minutes at 350F.

 

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