Polish Easter Bread
ready in: 2-5 hrs
recipe id: 35811
2 packages yeast
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup shortening
4 teaspoons salt
2 cups hot milk
1/2 cup cool water
9 cups flour
Soften yeast packets in warm water. Put sugar, shortening, salt, and milk in bowl. Stir to melt shortening. Add cool water.
Stir in eggs (beaten), yeast mixture and raisins. Add gradually 9 cups of flour.
Knead on floured surface until smooth. Let rise in a warm place (bowl) until tight and double in size.
Punch dough down, fold edge toward center. Turn upside down in bowl and cover. Let rise, divide in 2 to 4 parts. Let rise again.
Bake at 375 degrees F for 35-40 minutes.
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