Easter Baba (Baba Wielkanocna)


  • 1 envelope dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup light cream or half-and-half
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1/4 cup raisins


1 Dissolve yeast in cream. Combine with half the sugar and flour and let double in size. Add all the remaining ingredients except the raisins and knead until smooth. Add the raisins, while continuing to knead. Grease and dust baba pan with flour. Place dough in pan, cover with a clean cloth, and leave in a very warm, draft-free place until doubled in size. Bake at 350 F for 35 to 40 minutes. When cool, remove from pan and drizzle with icing.