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Russian Easter Bread
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Meal Type: Side Dish
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Cook Method: Oven
Difficulty: Easy
Cuisine: Russian
     Serving Size: 12 - Change
Nutritional Facts
Servings Per Recipe: 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories 285
% Daily Value**
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 4g
Unsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 61mg
Sodium 121mg
Total Carbohydrate 42g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 13g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A  5%Vitamin C  2%
Calcium  4%Iron  4%
Potassium  3%Vitamin E  5%
** Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutritional Data from USDA SR21 Database. Nutritional information is estimated and may vary.

Russian Easter Bread

Collection: Easter Recipes

Recipe Tags: Bread Recipes

Date Added: January 17, 2018
A tasty traditional Easter Bread. Try using various dried fruits.


1 tablespoon Dry Yeast active
1/4 cup Water warm
1/2 cup Milk warm
1/3 cup Sugar
6 tablespoons Unsalted Butter , melted
1/2 teaspoon Extract Of Vanilla
1/2 teaspoon Almond Extract
1/2 teaspoon Cardamom
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 1/2 tablespoons Lemons grated peel
3 cups Flour
2 Eggs beaten
1/2 cups Almond toasted slivered
1/2 cup Candied Mixed Fruit chopped
1/4 cup Confectionery Sugar
1/2 tablespoon Lemon Juice
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1. Dissolve yeast in warm water.

2. Set aside for 5 minutes.

3. Combine warm milk, sugar, butter, vanilla, almond extract, cardamom, salt, and lemon peel in a large bowl.

4. Add 1-1/2 cups flour, yeast mixture, and eggs.

5. Mix thoroughly.

6. Add almonds and candied fruit. Add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough.

7. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth%u2014about 10 minutes.

8. Place in greased bowl, turning to coat top. Cover; let rise in warm place until double%u2014about 1-1/2 hours. Punch down dough.

9. Shape into a ball; try to get a nicely rounded top. Place in well-greased 1-pound coffee can.

10. Cover; let rise in warm place until double%u2014about 45 minutes.

11. Bake in a preheated 350 F over 35-40 minutes or until done. Cool on wire rack.

12. Mix thoroughly confectioners' sugar and lemon juice.

13. Spoon icing over top of kulich, allowing to drip down sides.

14. If you wish to be traditional, use candied fruit to form letters "XB," standing for "Christ is risen. "

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Dietary Notes:
This recipe is very low-sodium with 121.08mg per serving

Food Allergy Information:
This recipe contains potential food allergens and will effect people with Wheat, Lemon, Egg, Milk, Tree Nuts, Yeast, Butter, Gluten, Almonds, Sulfites, Natural Sweeteners, Fructose Malabsorption, Citric Acid allergies.
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