Sunday, March 21, 2010
Paska and Glums
Today we made Paska and Glums. These are recipes from my Mennonite heritage and something we look forward to every year at Easter! I only make it for the two weeks leading up to the Easter weekend. We go through two loaves a day in our house and an ice cream bucket full of Glums. It is really one of the rare times our family ever eats white bread, especially white bread loaded with sugar and topped with icing! I call this Heaven on a plate...
What is Paska or Glums??? Paska is a sweet, citricy white bread, traditionally baked in a rounded shape. Glums is the spread you put on each slice, made up of cream cheese, cream, sugar and dry cottage cheese.
I have altered the Paska recipe from the original recipe from my Oma. I don't like to spend all day in the kitchen and end up with ten loaves of bread at a time. I use my bread machine and here is the recipe...
1 cup water
1 large egg
3 1/4 cup bread flour
4 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
3 Tbsp. Powdered Milk
1/4 cup butter
1 1/2 tsp. active dry yeast
1 Tbsp. each grated lemon and orange rind
I make mine on the dough setting, remove it from the machine and place in two greased round pans. Let rise for another 30 minutes. Bake in oven at 350 for 20 minutes.
Cool and top with a runny white icing. I add more grated lemon and orange rind to this, as well as some lemon juice.
Glums: (sometimes this can be an acquired taste!)
Scald 1/2 cup heavy cream, add 1/2 cup butter. Pour over 2 egg yolks beaten with 2 cups of white sugar. Cook until thick. Mash 6 cups of dry cottage cheese with 8 oz. of cream cheese. Mix all ingredients together. Add vanilla.
My kids yum this right up and then beg for more!
Lilah had already had her piece... I turned around and she had moved on to Josiah's plate, left on the counter, and this is what I saw! I think she likes it! I think she will enjoy Easter at our house!