Food EditNEWS & ENTERTAINMENT 18.04.2020

Kulich recipe!

BY Asif

Kulich is a very important desert made in Russia for Easter. It’s a household dish and we decided to share it with our followers. It’s super yummy and  simple. Enjoy! 

Ingredients:

KULICH:
• 450g of strong white bread flour
• 1/2 tsp salt
• 1 1/2 tsp mixed spice
• 1/2 tsp cinnamon
• 50g of butter
• 50g of caster sugar
• 14g of fast-action dried yeast, (2 packets)
• 210ml of milk, tepid
• 1 egg, beaten
• 100g of mixed dried fruits
• 25g of citrus peel, mixed

ICING:
• 100g of icing sugar
• 1/2 lemon, juice only

TO DECORATE:
• 8 glacé cherries, quartered
• Almonds, toasted
• Sprinkles

  1. Begin by washing and drying 6 tin cans. Butter the tins well and line each with some buttered baking paper into each one
  2. Sieve the flour, salt, ground mixed spice and cinnamon into a large mixing bowl and rub in the butter using your fingertips. Make a well in the centre of the mixture and add the sugar and yeast
  3. Add the beaten egg and tepid milk to the flour and mix together to a form a soft, pliable dough
  4. Turn out the dough onto a lightly floured work surface. Carefully work the mixed dried fruit and mixed peel into the dough until well combined. Knead lightly for 5 minutes, or until smooth and elastic
  5. Shape the dough into a ball and place it into a buttered mixing bowl, then cover with a clean tea towel and set aside in a warm place for 1 hour to prove
  6. Turn out the proved dough onto a lightly floured work surface and knock back the dough. Shape it into a ball again and return it to the bowl, then cover again with the tea towel and set aside for a further 30 minutes to prove
  7. Place the dough onto a lightly floured work surface and divide it into 6 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a ball, then roll them into a long cylinder shape and put them into the buttered and paper lined tins. Cover the tins with a tea towel and set aside to rise for 25–30 minutes
  8. Preheat an oven to 240°C/gas mark 8
  9. Once the buns have risen in the tins to about ¾ of the way up, place them on a baking sheet and bake for 25–35 minutes, or until pale golden-brown and sound hollow when turned over and tapped on
  10. To make the icing, add the lemon juice to the icing sugar, spoon by spoon, until you have a thick but runny icing that that will cover the kulich buns and dribble a little down the sides. Spoon the icing over kulich and scatter the glacé cherries, toasted almonds and sprinkles over the top.