The symbolism of bread is commonly observed by Christian cultures throughout the world. During Easter, bread takes many decorative shapes and forms; one of the most beautiful is the egg- and butter-rich Paska, traditionally eaten in Eastern European countries.
Paska is often paired with "hrudka" (hur-UT-ka), a custard-like cheese; or a delicious sweetened cream cheese spread (see the recipe in "tips," below). You might also enjoy thick slices of bread sandwiching kielbasa, or your leftover Easter ham.
If you have a bread machine, use its dough or manual setting to make the dough, then shape and bake the bread out of the machine for a stunning Easter table centerpiece.