Russian Easter Bread (Kulich)
Russian Easter Bread (Kulich)
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    A cross between brioche and challah, this bread is a lightly sweetened, egg-glazed cylinder, often baked in a coffee can to make a tall loaf. The kulich would sit proudly in the center of the family Easter basket, surrounded by meats, cheeses, butter, and eggs. It's a central part of the Easter meal, served with sweet paskha cheese or unsalted butter.

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup whole milk
    • 1/2 cup sugar plus a pinch
    • 1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) unsalted butter
    • Pinch of saffron threads, crumbled
    • 2 teaspoons salt
    • 2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast (from a 1/4-oz package)
    • 1/4 cup lukewarm water (105–115°F)
    • 6 cups all-purpose flour plus additional for dusting
    • 4 large eggs
    • 2 (5- to 6-cup) soufflé dishes or 2 (2-pound) cleaned empty coffee cans

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 2
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 2510 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 85 g 131.28%
    • Saturated Fat: 51 g 253.25%
    • Trans Fat: 3 g %
    • Cholesterol: 379 mg 126.48%
    • Sodium: 3838 mg 159.92%
    • Calcium: 1097 mg 109.67%
    • Potassium: 1624 mg 46.4%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 19 mg 103.42%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 366 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 11 g 45.02%
    • Sugar: 78 g
    • Protein: 72 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 3 g
    • Vitamin A 53.45%
    • Vitamin C 12.75%
    • Vitamin D 4.31%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat15
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk3
    • Exchange - Other Carbs2
    • Exchange - Starch19
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total23 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy3 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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