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Polish Sweet Bread With Raisins Recipe [Bułka Z Rodzynkami]

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Polish raisin bread.
Bułka z rodzynkami (Polish raisin bread )

Bułka z rodzynkami or is a yeast-based Polish sweet bread with raisins. Light and fluffy, it’s often eaten for breakfast or as a snack! 

All About The Polish Sweet Bread With Raisins Or Bułka Z Rodzynkami

My auntie makes a delicious raisin bread that’s as delicious as the raisin babka. This traditional yeast-based Polish bread is not as rich as the babka, but is just as irresistible, especially as a breakfast bread! Slather some soft butter, jam, or honey on it and you’re in heaven!

Did you know that this bread is also popular in the Netherlands where it’s called krentenbollen and served with butter or cheese! There’s also a famous Danish saying ‘Het Leven Is Geen Krentenbol’ which means ‘Życie to nie jest bułeczka z rodzynkami’ or ‘Life is not a raisin bun’. True, isn’t it?

Bułka z rodzynkami or Polish raisin bread in a chopping board.
Polish raisin bread is called bułka z rodzynkami

How To Make Sweet Polish Raisin Bread

While the oven is preheating to 95°F (35°C), melt the butter in warm milk. Add the other ingredients to the butter-milk mixture and knead well.

Butter and milk in a pot.
Melt the butter with milk
Melted butter in a pot.
Add the melted butter to the mixing bowl
Add the flour and other ingredients.
Add the flour and other ingredients
Hand kneading flour into a dough.
Knead the flour into a dough

Oil two bread pans and fill them with the bułka z rodzynkami dough. Cover them with a cloth and allow to rise for an hour in the warm oven.

Two oiled bread pans.
Oil two bread pans
Raisins and dough in a bowl.
Add the raisins
Dough mixed with raisins.
Dough mixed with raisins
Raisin bread dough left to rise in bread pans.
Raisin bread dough left to rise in bread pans

Once the bread dough has risen, remove the cloths. Change the oven temperature to 392°F (200°C) and bake the sweet Polish raisin bread for 25-30 minutes. This yeast bread tends to get a bit dry, so serve it with butter or jam, and a glass of milk or hot cocoa!

Bułka z rodzynkami baking in the oven.
Baking time! Can hardly wait!
Bułka z rodzynkami or polish raisin bread in a chopping board.
Allow the bułka z rodzynkami to cool for a bit
Bułka z rodzynkami Polish raisin bread .
Polish raisin bread is as tasty as cake!

Tips For Making Mouth-Watering Polish Sweet Bread With Raisins

FAQs About Making Bułka Z Rodzynkami

What Does Bulka Mean?

Bułka means bread roll in the Polish language. 

What Does Rodzynkami Mean?

Rodzynkami means raisins in Polish.

What To Serve Bulka Z Rodzynkami With?

This Polish raisin bread can be served by itself, or with butter, jam, fruit preserve or honey

Do I Have To Make The Raisin Bread In Loaf Tins?

No, you can also make the raisin bread in cake pans of any shape. Alternatively, you can make individual-sized raisin buns using the same recipe and a bun pan. These buns are called buleczki z rodzynkami or buleczki maslane z rodzynkami.

What Other Polish Breads Can I Make?

Other Polish breads that you can try are:

How To Store Polish Raisin Yeast bread?

You can store the Polish raisin bread in the refrigerator for a 4 to 5 days or in the freezer for 3 months. If served from the refrigerator, it can be served straight away. If serving from the freezer, it’s best to reheat in an oven or microwave before serving.

Polish Sweet Bread With Raisins Recipe [Bułka Z Rodzynkami]

Yield: 20 servings

Polish Sweet Bread With Raisins Recipe (Bułka Z Rodzynkami)

A loaf of raisin bread on a cutting board, representing a delicious example of Polish cuisine.

Bułka z rodzynkami or is a yeast-based Polish sweet bread with raisins. Light and fluffy, it's often eaten for breakfast or as a snack! 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes


  • 5 cups (720g) of all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 3 tbsps of dry (instant) yeast
  • 1 stick (110g) of butter
  • 3 tbsps of sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ tsp of salt
  • 2 cups of raisins
  • oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 95°F (35°C).
  2. Melt butter in warm milk.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and knead the dough.
  4. Oil 2 bread pans using your hand or pastry brush.
  5. Place the dough into the pans.
  6. Place the pans into the oven and cover them with a kitchen cloth.
  7. After 1 hour, remove the cloth and increase the temperature to 392°F (200°C).
  8. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Allow to cool.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 218Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 82mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 2gSugar: 12gProtein: 6g

These data are indicative and calculated by Nutritionix

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5 Responses

  1. Mom and Grandma always made with golden raisins as do I. This is a must at Easter!
    A tip for raisins: soak in very warm water (not boiling) for about 20 minutes while kneading. Drain well and pat dry in a clean dish towel. Your raisins will stay plump and moist during baking. Helps bread to be more moist as well.

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