This traditional Russian Easter Bread could also be called Babka,
meaning sweet yeast cake. In Bulgaria it is called Kozunak.
Russian's call it Kulich. Anyway you name it try this Easter bread
recipe for a nice addition to your Easter dinner or holiday.
Add dough to a floured surface and knead several minutes. Knead in raisins. Place a tablespoon of oil in a large clean bowl and add your dough. Cover with a towel and let rise 1 hour. Punch down and rise another 30 minutes.
Shape dough into loaves if making loaves or shape into a braid, rolls, whatever you'd like. In a typical Russian Easter Bread recipe the dough is often placed in clean coffee cans or gallon cans at this point. Filling about ½ full. Cover your dough and let rise another 30 minutes.
Take out your egg whites you saved before and add 2 tablespoons water. Sprinkle with sugar. Brush tops of your dough and bake at 350 degrees until golden brown. Time will vary as to the size and shape of your bread.
** This Easter Bread recipe is similar in many countries including Ukraine, Bulgaria, Moldova and Poland.
Now you can try a Italian
Easter Bread with dyed eggs.
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