Break egg into a 2 cup measuring cup and add enough water to make 1 ½ cups. Beat well and place in bread machine. Add milk powder, sugar, melted butter, oil, salt, flour and yeast.
Set bread machine to dough cycle and press start. When finished, remove dough from the machine. Divide dough by setting aside enough dough to create the decorations to be placed on top (* Note: I set aside about ⅙ of the dough, but it will be more or less depending on the decorations you make)
Shape the rest of the dough into a round loaf and place in a greased (with vegetable shortening), round shallow pan. Depending on the size you use, you may need to use more than one pan.
Decorations: decorate the loaves with the dough previously set aside.The central ornament on pasta is usually a cross. Roll the strips of dough approximately ¼- ½ inch in diameter. Here are some ideas:
Set the loaves in a warm place and let the dough rise for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Carefully watch the ornaments while rising so that it does not get out of shape. The shape can be corrected by gently inserting a wooden toothpick or cake tester, along the side of the ornamentation that has risen too much.
Before baking brush the top of the Paska with a beaten egg diluted with 1 tablespoon of water (which I forgot to do in the photo) * It's not absolutely necessary, but it's just not as shiny.
Bake at 350 degrees F/175 degrees C for 25-35 minutes or until golden brown. * If ornaments are browning too quickly, cover very loosely with tinfoil or parchment paper.
Cool in pans for approximately ten minutes before gently removing. Cool on a wire cooling rack.
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📋 Paska Bread Recipe (Bread Machine)
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 246Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Vitamin A 108IU2%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.