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       Title: PASKA (WITH ALMONDS)
  Categories: Breads, Ethnic
       Yield: 1 servings
  
       1 pk Yeast
     1/2 c  Sugar
       2 tb Warm water
     1/8 ts Almond extract
       1 c  Warm milk
       2 ea Eggs (well beaten)
     1/4 c  Melted butter
       3 c  Sifted flour
   1 1/2 ts Grated lemon rind
       1 ea Egg yolk
       1 tb Blanched almonds
  
   Dissolve yeast in warm water and add to lukewarm milk.
   Add butter, lemon rind, sugar, and almond extract and
   mix well. Add flour and eggs. Knead until smooth and
   allow to rise until doubled in bulk. Then knead again.
   Divide dough into three parts. Roll each portion into
   a long strip. Braid three strips into roll. Place on
   buttered pan, cover with towel and allow to rise until
   doubled in bulk again. Brush with beaten egg yolk.
   Sprinkle top with thin slivers of almonds and bake in
   moderate oven for about 30 minutes.
  
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