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Kulich Easter Bread

Kulich Easter Bread (Paska)

Kulich Russian sweet Easter Bread, similar to Italian Panettone. Easy recipe using bread maker dough setting. Traditionally made with raisins, but this recipe uses dried cranberries and blueberries - Kulich Easter Bread (Кулич)
Course Dessert
Cuisine Russian, Ukrainian
Keyword Easter Bread, Kulich
Prep Time 3 hours
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 30 minutes


  • 1 cup very warm milk
  • 2 eggs and 1 egg yolk room temperature
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup salted butter melted
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 cups flour sifted
  • 2 teaspoons of bread machine yeast
  • ½ -⅔ cup mixed raisins dried cranberries, and dried blueberries

Icing Glaze

  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • ½ teaspoon Vanilla


  • Place ingredients, in the order listed, into your bread machine and select the dough program. Should take about 90 minutes to complete the dough cycle.
  • Remove the dough onto a floured surface. It will be very sticky. When you knock down the dough, to make it less sticky, add about ½ cup of flour and lightly work the dough. You don't want to properly knead it, but really just to keep it from sticking to the table.
  • Grease the cans/silicone cylinder with cooking spray. Divide the dough, so that the can/cylinder is filled only ⅓-1/2 from the top with dough (it will rise the rest of the way). Cover with cling wrap and a tea towel, place in a warm place for 1-2 hours, and allow to rise to the top of the cylinder. Be very careful not to bump, slam doors, and even keep away from drafts. This can cause the Kulich to collapse.
  • Place into a 180°C/350F preheated oven and bake from 20-30 minutes, depending on the size of your container. If the top is starts to burn, cover with foil and continue to cook. Using a thin wooden skewer, pierce the Kulich, and remove the skewer to test if it is done. If dough sticks on skewer, keep in oven for 5 more minutes and check again.
  • Allow to cool on a baking rack. When it is room temperature, Mix the icing sugar, milk and vanilla together. Pour the glaze over the Kulich and top with colorful candy sprinkles.