The eighth of April, the Orthodox Christians celebrate Easter — one of the favorite holidays in our country. But on the Desk this day can be not only Easter cakes and painted eggs
In addition to basic culinary symbols of Easter cakes, curd Easter and dyed eggs for the holiday, decided to cook other dishes. They say that before the revolution, in the homes of the wealthy at Easter prepared forty dishes, one for each day of lent. On the table in this day and the entire week should be present meat dishes, greens, vegetables, yeast rolls in the form of bunnies, lambs, doves, Easter bread. As decoration on the Easter table decided to put a fresh young grass, little bouquets of flowers, branches of trees with leaves.
Ingredients: 2.5 cups sifted flour, ½ Cup cream, 2 eggs, ½ Cup raisins, ½ Cup sugar, 30 g fresh yeast, butter, almond or sesame.
Method of preparation: In warm milk dissolve the yeast. Raisins pour boiling water for 15 minutes. Then rinse and dry. Beat eggs with sugar, add 20 grams (1 tbsp) of butter, mix well. Pour the cream, mix well. Carefully, in small portions add the flour. Mix well. Stir in the raisins. The dough cover with a towel and leave for 2-4 hours. The dough should increase in volume by 3 times. Divide the dough into two parts (one larger than the other). From the larger shape into a ball and put it in the center of a greased form. A smaller portion of the dough divided into three parts, make them sausages and weave "pigtail". "Pigtail" wrap the ball. Loaf cover with a towel and leave for an hour to rise. Brush the bread with egg yolk, sprinkle with sesame seeds (or chopped almonds). Put in a preheated 180 degree oven for 40 minutes. After cooking to coat the loaf with oil.