Kulich : Russian Easter Cake

Ruchira Hoon
Ruchira Hoon|
Last updated on Jan 10th
A yeasted cake that's filled with raisins and almond
  • Prep Time2Hours
  • Cooking Time60Minutes
  • Serves10people

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Raisins
  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 20 grams dry active yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 4 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 100 grams butter
  • 5 egg yolks
  • For the icing:
  • 2 cups icing sugar sifted
  • 3 -4 tblsp milk

Recipe Preparation

  1. Soak 1/2 cup raisins in 1/2 cup vodka for 10 minutes. Drain and reserve the vodka.
  2. In a separate bowl combine 1 cup warm milk with the dried yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar. Set aside for 10 minutes until it is nice and foamy.
  3. Combine 4 cups plain flour, 3/4 cup sugar and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Mix in the yeast mixture with the reserved vodka, the egg yolks and 1 teaspoon vanilla essence. Knead for 10 minutes. Knead in the butter as well.
  4. Place in an oiled bowl, cover and set aside for 1 hour.
  5. Preheat oven to 170°C. Punch down the dough. Knead in slivered almonds and raisins. Place in a greased bread pan. Cover and set aside for 30 minutes. Bake for 1 hour.
  6. Cool the cake. Meanwhile combine the icing sugar and milk together to make a thick paste. Pour over the cake when just ready to eat.