This is one of our family's traditional recipes, a regional Polish sweet bread with rice filling (From Breaking Bread: A Family History Preserved By Seven Sisters). It makes a wonderful tea bread!


Recipe Summary

30 mins
40 mins
1 hr 30 mins
2 hrs 40 mins
1 - 9 x 14 inch loaf


Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Dissolve yeast in warm water; set aside.

  • Scald 1 cup milk, and combine with 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup butter or margarine. Set aside to cool.

  • In a separate bowl beat eggs. Add eggs, vanilla, and pinch of salt to cooled milk mixture. Mix together. Add yeast mixture. Gradually add flour and raisins until dough comes away from the bowl. Knead the dough until pliable. Avoid handling the dough more than necessary! Place dough in a well oiled bowl. Set aside to rise until doubled in size in a draft free area.

  • Combine 2 cups cold milk, 1/4 cup sugar, and pinch of salt in a saucepan. Stir in rice, and bring to a boil. Add 1 tablespoon butter. Lower heat, cover, and cook for about 20 minutes, until done. Set aside to cool.

  • Punch down the dough, and knead a couple of times. Place into the center of a 9 x 14 inch casserole dish that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray and lightly floured. Spread dough in dish by patting gently to all sides. Let rise for 15 minutes.

  • Spread rice on top of dough, and pull sides up gently to form an envelope type design. Rice will show in center. Brush the top lightly with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon.

  • Place in a preheated 375 degree F (190 degrees C) oven. Lower temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, until golden.

Nutrition Facts

288 calories; protein 6.4g; carbohydrates 47.5g; fat 8g; cholesterol 27.3mg; sodium 94.1mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (5)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
I searched for this recipe for years. I remember my grandmother making this on the holidays. This is an excellent easy recipe and TASTES GREAT! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
I searched for this recipe for years. I remember my grandmother making this on the holidays. This is an excellent easy recipe and TASTES GREAT! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Don't let this bread fool you--it's not too hard to do and it is delicious. It's definitely not for those who are watching their carbs but it's good for a treat. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Absolutly wonderful....It's well worth the 2.5 hour prep. I followed the recipe exactly as described. Very flavorful and delicious. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This is very interesting; I'm glad I tried it. Next time I will probably split the dough between two loaves and spread each thinner; as one loaf it was a bit thick for the rice center. Take note that if you intend to change the number of servings the original measures are in the body of the recipe. I cut the recipe in half but then started following the measures within the directions of the recipe. I realized pretty early on and and was able to recover. Thanks for a new and yummy treat! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I really really love this bread. It takes a bit to make but it's so all worth it in the end. Love you rice bread. Read More