Russian Kulich

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A tall, sweet bread with sugar glaze on top is a traditional Easter treat in Russia.



Step: 1

Stir together yeast, 1/4 teaspoon sugar, and warm milk in a large bowl and let stand until foamy, about 10 minutes. Stir in 1 1/2 cups flour and cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap. Let stand in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.

Step: 2

Beat 4 yolks with remaining sugar in a bowl with an electric mixer at TK speed until mixture is thick and pale, 2 to 3 minutes. Beat in brandy and salt.

Step: 3

Stir yeast dough to deflate. Add yolk mixture and butter and stir until well blended. Beat 3 egg whites in a bowl with cleaned beaters until they hold soft peaks. Fold whites into batter, then stir in remaining 2 1/2 cups flour. Cover bowl and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour 10 minutes.

Step: 4

Stir dough to deflate, then stir in almonds and raisins.

Step: 5

Butter 4 clean (10 1/2-ounce) coffee cans. Line bottom of each with a round of parchment or wax paper. Dust insides with flour, knocking out excess. Divide dough evenly among cans. Let dough rise in cans, covered with a towel, until about 1/2 inch from rim, about 1 hour.

Step: 6

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Step: 7

Whisk together remaining yolk and water, and lightly brush over tops of dough. Bake loaves in cans until tops are golden brown, 35 to 40 minutes. Turn loaves out onto a rack, turn right side up, and let cool completely, about 1 1/2 hours.

Step: 8

Sift powdered sugar into a bowl, then stir in lemon juice. Spread glaze over tops of loaves, letting it drip down the sides. Let loaves stand until icing is set, about 15 minutes.


Per Serving: 587 calories; protein 12.4g; carbohydrates 85.4g; fat 21.9g; cholesterol 153.2mg; sodium 288.6mg.

Eating best breakfast to start the day has become a good habit. It’s a great way to start my 24 hours off healthfully. The sweet hit from the fruit wakes me up and bring me power to make on the morning. Sugar is more vilified as the evil of all disease, but sweetness is also loaded with fibre, which is great for your stomach system and make keep you feeling full longer, and not want likely grab a side food out of the street food before lunchtime.

Making fruit a at 7.00 clock habit is simple . Simply put the fruit in your fridge next to the sweet drink or on the table next to your cereal pan , or move your coffee maker or tea kettle — about anywhere where you’ll find it. Before you eat the rest of your breakfast , eat your fruit. If you’re not normally a breakfast person.

Give your body a bit of sugar in the morning is good to kick-start your metabolism for the 24 hours and fuel to your brain, which, incidentally, requires a continuous supply of sugar in the way of process glucose, amounting to around 120g daily. There is also essential evidence to support the idea that a diet high in fiber can reduce your risk of a number of cancers. And of course, you benefit from all the other vitamins and antioxidants in fruit, which keep you strong and healthy.

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