Easter bread Paska

Easter bread Kulich

Easter bread Kulich eggs and cottage cheese Easter. It should be baked in advance, preferably on Holy Thursday. And one more essential condition for making Easter pastries is a good mood. After all, only in this case the dough will turn out fluffy and aromatic.
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Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Time for dough proofing (min.) 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Course Bakery
Cuisine Russian
Servings 3 people
Calories 1860 kcal

Equipment

  • 3 baking mold parchment or metal
  • 2 mix bowl
  • 1 teaspoon
  • 1 cupcake mold
  • 1 dishcloth
  • 1 mixer optional
  • 1 food wrap
  • 1 baking sheet

Ingredients
  

For the starter

  • 170 g flour
  • 250 ml cream 20% fat and above
  • 11 g yeast dry
  • 10-15 g sugar

For the dough:

  • 550 g flour
  • 4 pcs egg
  • 1 pc egg yolk
  • 100 g butter softened
  • 220 g sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 150 g cranberries dried or other dried fruits

For the glaze

  • 100 g powdered sugar
  • 1 pc egg white
  • lemon juice a few drops

Instructions
 

  • Prepare the necessary ingredients.
    Necessary ingredients for cooking Easter bread Paska

Starter

  • We start cooking with the starter. Dissolve sugar and fresh yeast in warm (but not hot!) cream. If using dry yeast, it should be mixed with flour beforehand. Combine cream and flour into a homogeneous mass. Cover the starter with a towel and place it in a warm place for 30 minutes or until it doubles in volume.
    250 ml cream, 11 g yeast, 10-15 g sugar, 170 g flour
    Sourdough
  • As soon as the starter has risen, knead the dough. Beat eggs with sugar until fluffy, adding a pinch of salt.
    4 pcs egg, 220 g sugar, 1 pinch salt, 1 pc egg yolk
    Egg-sugar mass

Dough

  • Combine the egg-sugar mixture with the starter. Mix everything thoroughly until smooth and gradually start adding flour in small portions. The dough can be kneaded by hand or with a mixer using a special hook attachment.
    550 g flour
    Flour
  • When most of the flour is incorporated, add softened butter to the dough and ensure it is evenly distributed. After that, you can add the remaining flour, but do it carefully so that the dough does not become too dense. Once it starts to come off your hands and the sides of the dish, stop kneading the dough. Note that sometimes this happens before all the remaining flour is incorporated.
    100 g butter
    Butter
  • Cover the finished dough with cling film and leave it in a warm place without drafts for 1.5-2 hours. It should rise well, doubling in volume.
    Dough under food wrap
  • You can knead the well-risen dough and add dried cranberries or other sweet filling to it. You can also leave it plain. The pastry will be delicious on its own.
    150 g cranberries
    Cranberry
  • Divide the dough with berries into three equal parts. Shape each part into a neat ball and place it on the bottom of a parchment-lined form. If using a metal container for baking, it should be greased with oil beforehand. The dough should occupy approximately 1/3 of the total volume. Cover the forms with dough with a damp towel and leave them in a warm place for proofing for 30 minutes. Then place them in an oven preheated to 180 ˚C. The Easter bread will bake for about 40 minutes. The baking time may vary depending on the size of the form.
    Dough in a baking dish

Glaze

  • While the bread is baking, prepare the glaze for decoration. Beat the remaining egg white with powdered sugar and lemon juice until stiff peaks form.
    100 g powdered sugar, 1 pc egg white, lemon juice
    Glaze for cake decor
  • Cover the finished Easter bread with the glaze, and then decorate it with dried berries or any other Easter decoration. Enjoy your meal!
    Easter bread Paska

Nutrition

Calories: 1860kcalCarbohydrates: 303gProtein: 29gFat: 60gSaturated Fat: 37gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 174mgSodium: 376mgPotassium: 422mgFiber: 9gSugar: 114gVitamin A: 2100IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 107mgIron: 12mg

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