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Old 01-28-2007, 02:34 PM
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Easter Bread II (Kuliche II)


I got this from Cinda C when we were both teaching at Clemson University. Then I lost it about 3 times. Cinda VERY kindly and VERY patiently gave it to me again, and again, and again . . . . (Thank you, Cinda!) It is very quick and very easy!! I use it when I am in a rush and Pascha has "sneaked up" on me!!

1/2 c raisins
1/4 tsp saffron
1/4 c warm water
1/4 c sugar
3 1/2 c flour
1/4 c chopped almonds
2 Tbsp rum
1 pkg yeast
1/3 c butter
1 tsp salt
2 eggs + 1 egg
1/4 tsp almond extract

Soak raisins in rum.

Soak yeast in water with 1/4 tsp of the sugar. Let it bubble until doubled.

Lightly beat 2 eggs. Sift flour, rest of sugar and salt together. Make a hole in the dry ingredients. Add egg mixture, rum mixture & yeast mixture. Gradually stir dry ingredients into the liquid.

Knead dough 8-10 minutes. Let rise 1 1/2 hours or until doubled. Punch down. Divide into 2.

Prepare 2 juice or coffee cans as above. Put dough into cans. Let rise 45 more minutes. If desired, lightly beat additional egg & brush tops of the loaves with the egg. (Makes top shiny.)

Bake on lowest shelf in 350 oven for about 40 minutes. Prepare as desired with glaze or icing.


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~*~ Having beheld the Resurrection of Christ,
Let us worship the Holy Lord Jesus
The only sinly One.
We venerate Thy Cross, O Christ,
And we praise and glorify Thy Holy Resurrection
For Thou art our God
And we know no other than Thee.
We call on thy Name.
Come, all ye faithful,
Let us venerate Christ's Holy Resurrection.
For behold! Through the Cross joy has come into all the world
Let us ever bless the Lord
Praising His Resurrection
For by enduring the Cross for us
He has destroyed death by death!
Jesus has risen from the tomb,
As He foretold
Granting us eternal life
And great mercy! ~*~
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