Easter Kulich in Bread Maker

Easter Kulich in Bread Maker - фото рецепта

A bread maker is an indispensable helper in the kitchen, I often resort to its help. Of course, here you need to make an effort, and bread makers come in different types (I have a Kenwood BM 250). Today I offer a recipe for an Easter kulich in a bread maker. I have tried to describe the process in detail so that it turns out well even if you have a bread maker of a different model. When choosing ingredients for kulich: milk, eggs, butter – they should be fresh and of the best quality so that the kulich does not turn into a dry loaf. As a result, we get a large aromatic kulich, and turmeric gives it a beautiful appetizing yellow color. This kulich will be enough for the whole family, and believe me, it is very delicious!

For the Kulich:
Milk
1 cup (whole)
Eggs
2 pcs. (large)
Butter
3/4 cup (melted)
Flour
5 cups (high-grade wheat)
Salt
1.5 tsp
Sugar
3/4 cup
Yeast
2 tsp (fast-acting)
Raisins
3/4 cup
Brandy
3 1/2 tbsp
Turmeric
1/2 tsp
For the Glaze:
Egg
1 pc. (white)
Confectioners' Sugar
1 cup
Lemon Juice
1/2 tbsp

To prepare the Easter kulich in a bread maker, first prepare the raisins. It needs to be soaked in brandy for half an hour. Then place it on a paper towel, slightly dry it, and roll it in flour. Remove excess flour using a sieve.

Raisins are evenly distributed in the dough, but you can also use dried apricots, prunes, lemon or orange zest. It all depends on your taste preferences.

In a separate bowl, lightly beat the eggs.

Add melted and slightly cooled butter, sugar, salt, and warm milk to the beaten eggs. Mix slightly and pour the mixture into the bread maker's container.

Then add the (sifted!) flour, make a well in the flour, add the yeast there, and sprinkle turmeric around the edges. Place the container in the bread maker and select program No. 4 "Sweet Bread" ("French Bread" or "Brioche"), crust color "Light", the largest loaf size - 2 lb. After the signal, add raisins.

The whole process takes 3.5 hours in total. Baking takes 1 hour.

When the process is done, check if the kulich is ready using a long wooden stick. In my experience, the kulich always turns out slightly underbaked. So, if that's the case, select program No. 11 "Bake Only" and bake the kulich for another 30 minutes. Then remove the bucket from the bread maker and let it sit for 20-30 minutes before removing the kulich. It should cool completely.

In the meantime, make the glaze for the Easter kulich. Whisk everything well until thick, bright white, and glossy.

Coat the cooled kulich with the glaze.

I like it when beautiful streaks set on the sides, the kulich then looks, in my opinion, more luxurious and richer.

Decorate it with colorful sugar sprinkles, lightly chopped nuts, chocolate pieces, etc.

You can be creative here, using a pastry bag and chocolate icing (or any other cream), you can decorate the Easter kulich with various patterns or cut out flowers and figures from jelly…