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Kulich : Russian Easter Cake

Dec-22-2015
Ruchira Hoon
120 minutes
Prep Time
60 minutes
Cook Time
10 People
Serves
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ABOUT Kulich : Russian Easter Cake RECIPE

A yeasted cake that's filled with raisins and almond

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Festive
  • Baking
  • Dessert

Ingredients Serving: 10

  1. 1/2 cup raisins
  2. 1/2 cup vodka
  3. 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  4. 1 cup warm milk
  5. 20 grams dry active yeast
  6. 1 tsp sugar
  7. 4 cups flour
  8. 3/4 cup sugar
  9. 1/2 tsp salt
  10. 1 tsp vanilla
  11. 100 grams butter
  12. 5 egg yolks
  13. For the icing:
  14. 2 cups icing sugar sifted
  15. 3 -4 tblsp milk

Instructions

  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.

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