Every year 40 days after Easter, all the faithful celebrate the great feast of the Ascension of Christ. Since ancient times, this day was baked ritual cookies or cake is a symbol of ascension to heaven “ladder”, reports Rus.Media.
May 17, 2018, the Orthodox Christians celebrate the ascension of the Lord. According to old superstitions and traditions in the Ascension on this day, women baked special pancakes, cooked eggs and baked the “ladder” (necessarily with seven steps) – cakes, which symbolizes how Jesus was raised to Heaven. This batch was consecrated in the Church, were treated to family, friends, gave to the poor, they took with them to visit.
Flour – 500 g
Dry yeast – 1 p.
Milk – 300 ml
Eggs – 3 PCs.
Butter – 50 g
Salt – pinch
Sugar – 8 tbsp
Vanilla sugar – 1 item
The poppy seeds for sprinkling
To make the dough: stir the yeast with 3 tablespoons of flour and warm milk, 3 tablespoons flour, vanilla sugar, stir and put in a warm place for half an hour.
Mix the eggs with 5 tablespoons of sugar, salt, oil.
The remaining sift flour slide, make a recess in the middle, gradually pour in the flour the dough, when it will increase in size several times.
Knead not tight dough, sprinkle the top with flour so as not pasyala. Put in a warm place for 2-3 hours. During this time, around two times.
From the dough to make a ladder of 7 steps. The ladder to lay out on a greased baking sheet, each brush with beaten egg yolk (or milk) and sprinkle with poppy seeds. Let stand for 15-20 minutes. Bake in a preheated 200 C oven for about 20 minutes.