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Barbara Rolek

Paska Molds and Easter Basket Covers

By March 25, 2013

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If you make traditional paska and have your basket of food blessed for Easter, you'll be interested in these finds.

Toroney's Handmade Paska Mold
Toroney's Handmade Paska Mold
Frank Toroney, used with permission.
Frank Toroney of Toroney's Custom Woodwork and Church Supply in Glenmoore, Pa., and his crew handmake maplewood paska / pascha molds. A little pricey at $185 plus shipping, but these 1 1/2-quart-capacity paska molds are truly a work of art and definitely an heirloom mold to be passed on from generation to generation. I have a maple bread board (the same wood the mold is made of) from my grandmother that is almost 100 years old and it looks as good as the day it was made.

Toroney's Handmade Paska Mold
Toroney's Handmade Paska Mold
Frank Toroney, used with permission.
Toroney's also sells religious icons and embroidered Easter basket covers ($24 to $27) with "Christ Is Risen" written in Cyrillic and English. Toroney doesn't have a website, so you'll have to call in your order at 610-942-3506 or fax it to 610-942-2968, or email franktoroney@aol.com.

Plastic Paska Mold
Plastic Paska Mold
Eastern Christian Supply, used with permission.
Plastic paska molds with a 1-pound capacity made in Russia are available from Eastern Christian Supply Company for $24.95 and 2.2-pound-capacity wooden paska molds made in Russia from the same vendor are available for $59.95.

Domitp sells Easter baskets and embroidered Easter basket covers, in addition to other Polish-oriented Easter items like sugar Easter lambs imported from Poland and Easter palms, which are actually brightly colored paper flowers and dried flowers because palms were unavailable years ago in Poland.

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April 4, 2012 at 2:11 pm
(1) chuck r says:

These are cheese molds not Paska molds. Check the company site.
Thanks and Happy Easter

April 4, 2012 at 3:47 pm
(2) easteuropeanfood says:

Yes, Chuck R, they are paska molds and paska is a cheese dessert in Russia while it is a sweet yeast bread in Ukraine. I know the owners of the company.

April 24, 2013 at 7:10 pm
(3) RUSSIAN GAL says:

Paska in Russian is a sweet cheese molded in a modified cone shape with an orthodox cross and the letters XB (for Christ is Risen) on opposite sides of the mold. The paska is eaten with kulich, which isthe Russian word for our Easter bread.

April 24, 2013 at 7:13 pm
(4) barb.rolek says:

Yes, Russiangal, that’s what the mold in my picture is for — the sweet molded cheese.

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