Kulich is a Easter bread-like cake that is traditional in the Orthodox Christian faith. Kulich is shaped like a cylinder, often prepared with raisins and decorated with powdered sugar or glaze on top. Spices like vanilla, cardamom, and nutmeg are often added. Traditionally after the Easter service, Kulich, Paskha (cottage cheese cake) and colored eggs are blessed by the priest.
Some people make the forms from parchment paper and is also common to use tin cans. The dough should be kneaded for a long time so it won’t stick to the bowl and hands (about 20 min or more). The top of kulich can be also decorated with different dried fruits, sprinkled candy or finely chopped nuts.
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