Recipe by Verla
"This is a sweet bread that makes wonderful chicken or turkey sandwiches. This recipe was given to me by a good friend in South Carolina that I met on the Internet. I had the pleasure of eating this bread at her beach home this spring. It makes awesome toast. We can hardly wait to cut it."
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1 1/2 cups
active dry yeast
This recipe has been updated. It now lists the 4 tablespoons butter in Step 1 and the 1/4 cup butter in Step 5. No other butter is required in the recipe. - The Staff
This recipe did not work at all for me, maybe because I do not have a bread machine. I followed the recipe to the letter and kneaded the dough as I do with all my other (successful) bread doughs, but it did not rise at all. I tasted it anyway and it wasn't bad, but obviously it isn't like a normal bread. My husband was really looking forward to this bread as his Polish grandmother used to make it, and needless to say, we are both disappointed!
To the person who said they used the oven instead of the machine: thanks! My mother and I have been using my great great Babka's recipe for years. It's still handwritten. I just joined and will be posting it. Thanks to Verla for having at least one version of it! I can now make it at home til I sneak the recipe from my mom! It is delicious, but you really do need it to be made in the oven. A bread machine does not do this justice. Make sure to add walnuts to your mixture and use REAL butter. The milk should be at room temp, as should your eggs. It will give the bread an amazing quality! I promise! From one Polish fam to others!
Our family roll recipe from here on out! I have a bread machine, but it's packed up, so I mixed the order up ... the yeast needs sugar to proof so I put it in with the milk, butter, sugar. After it dissolved, I added vanilla and sea salt then the flour. I had no problem getting it to rise every step. 20 minutes in the oven... like butter! Yummy! Thank you! If you don't agree you're dong it wrong.
This was a wonderful bread just what I was looking for. Followed the recipe and it came out perfect. I think it was even better the next day.. Made two loaves and I froze one and when I thawed it it was just a good as the fresh. Thanks for the recipe!!
I tried to make this recipe two times. Each time I got the same results. The dough never came together into a ball - it turned into just a mixture of dry ingredients. My only guess is that it needs more than the required 1/2 cup of milk for the 4 cups of flour.
Alright people if you don't have a bread machine PROOF the yeast first my recommendation is taking a half cup of that milk(before scolding it), warming it up some how...add the yeast, and in addition to what the recipe calls for add a tablespoon of sugar..Let sit for about ten minutes and there yah go!
This recipe did not rise. Complete waste of time.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Polish Sweet Bread
Serving Size: 1/20 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 20
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 56
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