Traditional Kulich πŸ‘©β€πŸ³

Kulich is a traditional sweet Easter bread!

Servings:

4

Ingredients

Bread

14g Fast-action dried yeast
150g Caster sugar
500g White bread flour
2 Eggs
180ml Milk
50g Semolina
100g Unsalted butter
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
1 teaspoon Ground cardamom
150g Sultanas
1 pinch of Salt
4 Cans/tins labels removed & can cleaned

Icing

100g Icing sugar
1 teaspoon Lemon juice
2 teaspoons Water

Instructions

Add the flour, yeast, one tablespoon of sugar and the room temperature milk to a mixing bowl and combine until a dough forms.

Cover the mixing bowl with clingfilm and leave to rise in a warm area of the house for two hours.

In a separate bowl, beat the eggs, vanilla, sugar and salt together. Tip in to the dough a long with the butter, chopped almonds, semolina and ground cardamom. Mix and then knead the dough in the bowl.

Dust a clean work surface with flour, tip the dough out of the bowl and knead for 5 minutes.

Return the dough to the bowl, cover and leave to rise for a further hour.

Remove the dough from the bowl, flatten and sprinkle the sultanas, chopped apricots and chopped figs on top. Knead the dough for a final time, combining the dried fruit and dough.

Butter the cleaned cans/tins or line with baking paper. Divide the dough in to four separate pieces and place in to the cans. Cover the cans with greased clingfilm and leave in a warm place for two hours.

Preheat the oven to 180C or 160C for fan assisted ovens, remove the clingfilm from the cans and place the cans on to a baking tray.

Bake for 25 minutes, carefully cover the tops with foil and continue to bake for a further 15 minutes. Allow to cool completely before icing.

Mix the icing sugar, lemon juice and water together, remove the bread from the can and drizzle the icing on top.

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