Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Vancouver audio archives updated to March 9

Audio archives of last Sunday's program are now available at the Nash Holos website, including Chetverta Khvylia (4th Wave).

On Ukrainian Food Flair, learn how to make beautiful bread doves to decorate your Easter paska. On Travel Tips for Ukraine and Eastern Europe, Myrna has the perfect vacation solution for young travellers to Europe. An interview with Vancouver playwright Aaron Bushkowsky on his play My Chernobyl. Proverb, upcoming community events and plenty of Great Ukrainian music! Musical theme : a tribute to Taras Shevchenko.

Here's this week's recipe... you can listen to the instructions here.

Bread Doves for Easter Paska

If you are making Ukrainian Easter bread, called Paska, you can use the same dough to make these delightful birds. However, a short cut is to use purchased frozen dough from the supermarket, or fresh dough from your favourite baker. (It’s probably a good idea to practice on purchased dough when you are making these doves for the first time.)

1. Roll out a rope of dough about 1 inch thick and 5 inches long.
2. Loop the dough into a knot shape.
3, Shape one end into a head, pinching the dough for a beak and insert whole cloves for the eyes.
4. Flatten the other end for a tail, with shears or slicing with a sharp knife, snip 3 sections to resemble feathers.
5. Let rise until chubby but not overblown.
6. Brush with well beaten egg.
Bake at 350˚ for 20-25 minutes until golden.

These doves can be made in other sizes too. Simply increase or decrease the width and length of the dough rope.

Try it - It's Ukrainian!

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