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Almond Kulich
1 kg flour
1/2 liter milk
60 g. yeast
5 eggs
200 g. sugar
300 g. butter
200 g. peeled almonds
1 lemon
150 g. raisins
salt to taste


Bring milk to boil and cool down. Dissolve yeast in a part of milk, add 1 Tbls. sugar.

Stir in flour in the rest of milk, add yeast and mix thoroughly. Cover with towel and put in a warm place.

Kulich dough must be coddled and cherished, the temperature of the dough must not less than 29-30C.

Beat up 5 yolks with the rest of sugar. Melt butter, chop finely a lemon and a half of almonds. Add yolks, melted butter, chopped almonds and lemon, raisins, salt to the risen up dough.

At the end stir in beaten to a white foam egg-whites. Knead the dough carefully upside down.

Grease the form for Kulich with soft butter, sprinkle with flour and pour in the dough half. Leave in a room to rise. When the dough is up to the top, brush the top with yolk and sprinkle with almonds.

Bake in the oven 180 C. The duration of baking depends on the size of Kulich and can last 1-2 hours.

Recipe source: Authentic Russian Recipes, Cuisine and Cooking

Preparation Time: Serves:
Recipe Origin: Russia
Submitted by:
Yuri Timokhin

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