Catholic Recipe: Babka Osterbrot (Easter Bread)
Dissolve yeast in lukewarm milk. Add 3 cups flour, mixing thoroughly. Let rise until double (overnight).
In morning: Add egg yolks, sugar, butter, currants, vanilla, salt, enough remaining flour to make a light dough. Reserve to rise in warm place until double.
Turn out on floured board; knead well, using more flour if necessary to make medium dough. Place in 2 large, greased loaf pans. Let rise to double bulk once more. Bake 10 minutes at 400°. Bake 50 minutes more at 350°.
Yield, 2 loavesRecipe Source: Catholic Cookbook, The by William I. Kaufman, The Citadel Press, New York, 1965