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Paska Bread

This Paska bread tastes amazing. Made with white chocolate, macadamia nuts and dried cranberries, everyone will love this Paska recipe. Easy video instructions to follow. Also known as Kulich, it's an Eastern European dessert made for Easter.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Armenian, Eastern European, Georgian, Polish, Russian, Slavic, Slovak, Ukrainian
Keyword Easter Bread, Kulich, Paska
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Raising Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes


  • 1 cup milk lukewarm
  • 1 ½ tablespoons yeast
  • 4 ½ cups flour
  • 3 eggs
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ cup salted butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup macadamia nuts chopped
  • ¾ cup dried cranberries

Egg White Glaze

  • 1 ½ cups icing sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla


  • Dissolve the yeast into the lukewarm milk. The milk shouldn’t be hot.  Mix in 1 tablespoon of sugar with 1 cup of flour. Cover and place in a warm place until it starts to bubble and activates. (about 30 minutes)
  • In a separate bowl, beat eggs until they are fluffy. Add the sugar, melted butter, sour cream and vanilla. Beat until well combined.
  • Pour in the yeast mixture, and add the remaining flour. Mix with a thick wooden spoon and use a dough hook on a mixer. You can also knead with your hands, but it’s very sticky. You can add more flour, but it will be a denser Paska.
  • Cover and place in a warm spot until it rises, about 1 ½ - 2 hours.
  • Punch down the dough, and mix in chocolate chips, cranberries and macadamia nuts.
  • Grease the cans, silicone cylinder or molds with cooking spray. Fill the baking cylinder about halfway with the dough, but no higher than ⅔’s full. Cover with a towel, place in a warm place until the Paska rises near the top of the cylinder. Takes about 30-60 minutes.
  • Place into a 350°F/180°C preheated oven on the lower rack. Bake for about 30 minutes, depending on the size of your container. 
  • Allow to cool on a baking rack to room temperature before adding icing.

Egg White Glaze

  • Beat an egg white until thick peaks form. Then while beating, slowly add in the icing sugar and vanilla until mixed and smooth. Pour the glaze over the Paska and sprinkle with colorful candy sprinkles.