Challenge Grant: Our Boosters will match donations up to $45,000. We have $38,755 to go. Please donate!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Catholic Recipe: Epiphany Bread

    INGREDIENTS

  • 4 cups milk, scalded
  • 3 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 11 eggs
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 7 packages yeast (dissolved in 1 1/3 cups warm water)
  • 2 1/2 pounds raisins (soak in 1/4 to 1/2 cup warm water)
  • 16 to 17 cups flour
  • Details

  • Yield: 5 loaves
  • Prep Time: 3-3 1/2 hours
  • Difficulty: • • •
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: 15+
  • Origin:

This recipe makes five cakelike loaves of delicious raisin bread for the feast of Epiphany.

DIRECTIONS

1. In a large, heavy pan, scald the milk. Add sugar and salt. Cool. Beat eggs and add with melted butter and dissolved yeast to the cooled milk mixture. Add raisins, including the extra water.

2. Measure 14 cups flour into a large bowl and beat in the above mixture. Add additional flour as needed, but the batter should be a little sticky. Cover and let rise to double in size, then punch down.

3. Form into loaves and place in greased loaf pans. Let rise in pans until double in size. Bake in a preheated 325 degree oven for about 50 minutes.

Recipe Source: From a Monastery Kitchen: The Classic Natural Foods Cookbook by Brother Victor-Antoine d'Avila-Latourrette, Gramercy Books, 1997
Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

The Synod: It's a Wrap! 8 hours ago
A chaotic synod? Not in its results 9 hours ago
Cardinal Kasper's unsubtle threat 15 hours ago
When Catholics are less Catholic than non-Catholics October 20
Cardinal Kasper's nose is growing again October 18

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Key synod report calls for 'gradualism' in Church response to irregular family situations CWN - October 13
As synod concludes, bishops issue message, approve document; Pope weighs in CWN - October 20
Cardinal Parolin: UN must protect innocents from Islamic State CWN - September 30
Synod of Bishops opens with Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica CWN - October 6