Sunday, April 8, 2012

a colourful easter

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my daughter Ali and I made Paska
this was our first attempt at  making this 
traditional Mennonite Easter bread
{we decide to make it in bun form}
they were light and fluffy and out of this world
I highly recommend you give it a go
even though Easter is over
they could be your Spring buns!
recipe here  

Make it a good week .........April is moving along at a rapid pace

{xox} 

44 comments:

Sewn With Grace said...

A very happy Easter to you and your family, Koralee!

by Teresa said...

I'm glad you had a great day.. we baked lemon cake with cream cheese frosting.. photos on my blog.
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Oh they sound fantatstic Koralee...I adore your sprinkles ( I call them "Hundreds and Thousands" is that the same with you?). Hope you have had a gorgeous Eater weekend with your beauties,

Sarah -x-

Lilybets said...

Happy Easter to you and yours,have a nice day !

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

YOU MADE IT AFTER ALL!!!!!! Oh dear one, and it was GOOD???? Look at your photos! WOOOO! and you too had a food fest? WE DID TOO! I even had a slight belly ache yesterday!

We took a GREAT walk in the morning and I ran out to see the sunrise to PRAISE HIM then we drove out to a local lake and walked around, talked a good talk then came home and we just got creative. I hope you did get a chance to see my new show creation. I tried my best to take photos of it!

OK, now off to school....it feels funny to get back after a week of TOTAL QUIET!

BE HAPPY AND FABULOUS MY FRIEND! Anita

tinajo said...

Interesting - I´ve never heard of paska! Have a lovely day! :-)

Crafted by Carly said...

Mmmmm!!! Very yummy-looking! Love the sprinkles!!! :-)
Carly
x

Shelley in SC said...

I'm loving how you perfectly coordinated your sprinkles to the colors of your Easter eggs : )!! Marvelous! Have a lovely new week!

Martina said...

Happy easter dearest Koralee! Paska buns sound lovely! I haven't doe any baking yet, but maybe will do cupcakes later, as this monday is another holiday here in germany. Let's make the most of beautiful April - one of my fave months! xoxox

Tash said...

Oh the easter bread buns looks delicious. I hope you had a lovely weekend my friend. x

michelle said...

Your pictures look so delicious! I am so glad that you had a wonderful Easter my friend.
Hugs!
xoxoxo

Jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet Koralee, beautiful photos and Happy Easter!! The bread looks really yummie! Thanks so much for sharing! Have a lovely merry happy week and love to you!

jacqueline
http://jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

andrea creates said...

my daughter has become our resident chef-maybe she'll give these a go :)
hope you had a wonderful easter-thanks for stopping by :)

magie said...

Looks delicious! Brings back memories of when my Mother use to bake it for us as children, during Easter.
Enjoy the long weekend :) (I agree April is moving along so quickly..where does the time go!?).
Magie x

Riitta Sinikka said...

Hi! So lovely photos! Have a happy day! xxx Riitta Sinikka ( there´s new, fun giveaways coming soon to my blog..)

Sherri Mitchell said...

Sounds delicious! Lovely sweet egg photo :) Hope you guys had a wonderful Easter, and thank you for the recipe Koralee! April really is going fast....xo

Trisha Brink Design said...

Hoping your Easter Sunday was lovely....and wanting to try the new bread/muffins! They sound really yummy! :)

todi design said...

Hi lovely Koralee,
Delicious Easter bread!!!
Hope you had a wonderful Easter with family and friends!
Have a wonderful Spring time!!
Big Hugs
Diletta

pollydove said...

April is definitely moving along at much too much of a rapid pace!!! Eeks! And I have been away from blogging and missed so many of your darling posts! You always amaze me with your images and beautiful messages! Thank you ... happy belated Easter to you too! xoxoxo

Paula said...

Dear, sweet Koralee, Your Easter is beautiful! I love the bright eggs and the sprinkles! Your rosy plate is so pretty too! I am so glad the Paska bread turned out yummy! I know you and Ali had fun making it! Your girls are so blessed to have a sweet momma bake with them. What precious memories you are making! Have a beautiful week sweet friend! Much love, Paula xo

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Koralee,

How wonderful that you and your daughter made these delicious looking buns. I will print out the recipe as they look wonderful and thanks for sharing the recipe.
Enjoy the new week and yes, April seems to be going so quickly!

Hugs
Carolyn

wendy said...

I just love all the bright pastels of spring..and Easter.
Gosh, never heard of that bread. I will have to check it out.

The Garden Bell - Kate said...

What a fabulous treat to pop by after a day at the beach and catch up on all you have been snapping away at. As always, you have made my afternoon. Home Sunday and hopefully back at it again soon. Hope all is well your way. Sending you some sun from the beach.

Washer Mom Val said...

I grew up with Easter Paska - my Mom usually baked them in coffee tins. Icing and sprinkles all the time! Love this sweet bread....especially fresh and spread with butter! Lovely picture of a tradition worth preserving!

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty!!

Libbie said...

You are sure right about April flying by!!! I can't even believe how fast it was!

I do love that Easter is so colorful! Your colors are so bright and cheery!!! I bet you had fun cooking with Ali! I love that about Holidays...all the women in the kitchen!

Maria said...

Hi Koralee!
Your paska looks so pretty with springtime sprinkles!
Mennonite Girls Can Cook is a wonderful website! Amanda and I check on recipes there quite often! The women who contributed to that book are amazing cooks and bakers.
I smiled when I read Lovella's comment about "poufy" yeast :o)
I didn't know that paska had so much citrus in it. I LOVE that idea!
I make Betty Crocker's Swedish Tea Ring all the time. The only big change in the recipe is the added citrus. It must have been sooo fragrant when you were mixing it!

This must have made quite a few paskas! How many did you get out of this recipe?
I'm glad you had a wonderful Easter! Thank you for the tip to visit the Mennonite Girls!
With much Joy and Blessings, always dear ♥
*Maria

vintage grey said...

Sweet photos! The Paska sounds divine!! I will have to try it out!! Thanks for sharing!! Have a lovely week!! xo Heather

Sue said...

Great idea to make them as buns! They're beautiful!

patchworkandlace said...

Your bakes looks scrummy and im going to give it a try ,thanks for sharing xxx

gillyflower said...

Hope you and your family had a great Easter Koralee!
Thanks for sharing this recipe - it sounds yummy!

Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Your bread looks truly delicious Koralee and so pretty too!
Hope you have had a lovely Easter...I can't believe how these weeks are just flying by!
Susan x

francis said...

A new week in april
Can you believe May is coming soon ?
Your picture is so bright so YOU .
Saskia gave me this wonderful mix to bake a cake from her visit to a mill where they actually made the mix .
We made cupcakes for easter and they were wonderful ...... this mix and from Saskia you can imagen ......
Happy new week sweet Koralee !

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Palomasea said...

Looks so yummy and gorgeous, sweet friend! Interesting that they call is Paska...it usually is the cream cheese spread. Perhaps they just forgo the cream cheese...who needs it with this delightful scrumptiousness!! (Is that a word?) heee...
Very happy week to you, dear Koralee..
Hugs,
- Irina

Helen Philipps said...

The paska sounds gorgeous, and I do LoVe those bright sprinkles! Hope you had a very happy weekend, Koralee!
Helen x

Marilyn said...

Your Paska sounds wonderful. I will check it out. April is moving to rapidly that is for sure.

polkadotpeticoat said...

Oh yummy, that looks divine!

hardydanielle said...

Aw I grew up having paska at Easter! I hope you had a lovely Easter!

Jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet koralee, yipee and hoorayyy thanks so much for bring me such wonderful news about your book on my little bubble space! I am so very excited and thrilled about your book! Happy mid-week sweet friend! Love to you!

jacqueline
http://jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

GOOD MORNING KORALEE!!!!!

YOUR BOOK IS DONE MY DEAR?????? WHAT NOW???????

You must be doing the HAPPY DANCE!!!! I am SO IMPRESSED and I know that you have worked so hard at this for a long time. MY GOODNESS, what now? It is now ready for publication? Oh Koralee, school is almost done, and you will be ready to revel in MORE WONDERFUL WEATHER and creative time. BRAVO MY DEAR ONE....Sending YOU BEAUCOUP D'AMOUR for this wonderful day! It is Wednesday already!!!! Anita

found and sewn said...

I'm glad you had a lovely Easter!

Roselie said...

April is indeed moving along in a rapid pace... Paska sounds lovely I might give it a try...

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

you SPRINKLE my life with joy! hugs to you my friend and the whole family and your Swedish guest! ENJOY!!!!!