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Good Friday

If your morning didn’t start out with a plate looking like mine, fix that.

Make Babka.

Now. Or you will ruin Easter.

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And if it DID start out with a breakfast like mine, I hope you enjoyed the light, buttery, flaky joy that Babka is. Be careful when toasting because it falls apart so easily, yet that is the delicious joy of it!

But here’s my question: Babka or Paska?

I have received a TON of hits on my site the past two days from people looking for Babka. Droves of people. They ain’t looking for Paska. Yet it was mentioned on another site where someone posted my recipe that Paska is the preferred term.

So, my fellow Ukrainian/Polish people.

Paska or Babka?

And if there is a difference, enlighten me. None of my family refers to it as Paska and we are as Ukrainian as you can get. Throw in some Polish and Russian and we have the traditional breads covered from Babka to Kulich. Which is just another dang name for Babka.

I digress as usual.

I hope everyone is having a lovely Good Friday off work. I started mine with a coffee and toasted Babka, went to the antiques show with my son, had lunch out with the worst Eggs Benedict ever which teaches me not to be lazy and just make my Easy Eggs Benedict, had a quick nap and am now tackling the garden area.

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4 Comments

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    Linda
    May 10, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    You lucky girl are eating what looks like babka. Baked with raisins, slight citrus flavour, baked tall and round, smooth top, usually in a coffee can. Paska is also round but baked in more of a “pot” shape, there are no raisins, and the top is decorated with braided bread and crosses and or chicks. Both have very different flavours. A kolach is a long braided bread you would eat at Christmas or Thanksgiving. Hope this help!
    Nice site – hope you get your chickens 🙂

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      BeautyReflectTS
      March 26, 2016 at 1:04 am

      @Linda Agree! My parents were from Ukraine, and paska never had raisins in it. It was round and decorated with braids and crosses. Babka is sweeter that Paska, and you could put raisins in it or not. My mama never did. There weren’t raisin fans in our home haha!

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    Frimmy
    April 3, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    I’m clicking on “Easy Eggs Benedict” recipe wanting to be taken to the page with the recipe! Dangit!

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    Kandice
    April 2, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    I have no idea what or if there is a difference, but we’ve always called it Babka in my family.
    Happy Easter, wish I could have been there this weekend!

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