My favorite Easter bread recipe I found on russian forum. I’ve used this recipe for last 3 years and was always asked to bake it for many of my relatives
Here is the recipe:
2 cups of milk
1 package of active dry yeast
11 cups of flour
2 sticks of softened butter
1 1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tbsp. vanilla
2 cups raisins
|In a large bowl stir the yeast into the warm milk to dissolve. Add 5 cups of flour and mix with a wooden spoon. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in a warm, draft-free area until the dough has doubled in size (about 30 min). |
Stir yolks with sugar and vanilla then add it to the dough. Add softened butter, mix well. Beat whites and add it to the dough.
Add the remaining flour (slightly more or less depending on the quality of the flour), knead the dough till it not stick to your hands.
Cover bowl lightly with plastic wrap, put in warm place and let rise until doubled in size (about 1 hour)
Soak the raisins for 10-15 minutes in warm water, then drain.
Add raisins to the risen dough, knead the dough and let it rise again.
Fill pans with the dough (about 1/3 high), cover and give it time to rise.
Preheat oven to 115F. Bake for 10 min then heat to 350F and bake additional 25 min or or until they are golden brow.
Allow the bread to cool for about 20 minutes in the pans, then turn the bread onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Once the bread is cool, top it with glaze. (I used marshmallow cream)
Это мой любимый рецепт кулича (я уже третий год его испльзую) найти можно здесь.