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Russian Easter Bread Recipe

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This Russian Easter Bread Recipe is a great way to add sweetness to your day! Dessert bread like this is so simple and delicious! Adding this bread recipe to your Easter tradition is a great idea. Easy Easter recipes like this are the best!

This simple bread needs to happen when baking a unique and sweet treat! It’s soft, flavorful, and fun to make and share with family and friends.

As you can see, this is the best way to make individual dessert bread for Easter! Everyone will love having their own that they can savor and enjoy.

Adding the sprinkles on top is the “icing on the cake”! You’ll love the flavor of this simple recipe!

Russian Easter Bread Recipe

The biggest thing to remember is that you don’t have to overwork the dough. Mix until it is mixed, then follow the rest of the simple steps to the recipe.

My boys love helping with this bread recipe because it’ll get baked faster, so we’ll eat it faster!

This is fun to make and share with loved ones during Easter because it’s flavorful and a fun tradition to start!

Is a Kulich and Russian Easter Bread the same?

Easter is a particular time for many cultures, and each celebrates it in different but unique ways. A great example of this is the delicious bread that is enjoyed during this holy season.

Easter bread is known as kulich in Russia, while some other cultures call it Russian Easter bread. The truth is, they are the same!

This flavorful sweet bread is traditionally made with raisins and topped with icing sugar or even frosting in some instances. It’s usually round in shape, representing spiritual renewal and eternity, an essential theme in celebrating Easter.

Kulich can be made at home or bought in most major stores across Russia.

However you make it, one thing’s for sure – it’s a delightful treat no matter where you celebrate Easter!

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Make it a Meal:

Meal planning is a great way to get ahead of the dinner game. You can keep it as simple as you want, so you don’t have to stress out!

Check out how easy it can be!

Main Dish: Pineapple Casserole Recipe (with Ritz Crackers)

Vegetable Side: Asparagus Linguine Recipe

Starch Side: Loaded Baked Steak Fries Recipe

Refreshing Drink: Pineapple Mocktail – Perfect for Easter!

Best Bread Recipes:

Once you make this Easter Dessert Recipe, there are a lot of other bread recipes to make! The best part about making bread at home is that you can change all the flavors and tastes.

I think you will also love some of my favorite bread recipes.

This Strawberry Banana Bread Recipe is packed with delicious strawberry flavor!

I love making this Amazing Cranberry Orange Bread Recipe!

Make this Italian Bread Recipe for dinner, lunch, or a snack!

Pumpkin Bread is one of my favorite bread to make during the fall month!

This Blueberry Lemon Bread is a great way to make a delicious dessert bread!

If you want something more savory, make this Irish Soda Bread Recipe!

This Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe is one of the best!

What is the best way to store Easter bread?

Storing Easter bread can be tricky because the dough is so light and fluffy that it can go stale quickly.

The best way to store it for maximum freshness is to wrap it in plastic, place it in an airtight container, and store it in the refrigerator. This will ensure the Easter bread stays moist and delicious.

Freezing is another great option if you do not plan on eating all of your Easter bread right away. Make sure to wrap each piece in plastic and place them in a resealable bag before placing them in the freezer.

When ready to eat, thaw out the desired pieces overnight in the refrigerator before serving – they will taste just as if they were made fresh!

More Easter Recipes:

Russian Easter Bread Recipe

Russian Easter Bread Recipe

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This Russian Easter Bread Recipe is a great way to make a delicious dessert for the Easter holiday.


  • 1 Box Pillsbury Hot Roll Mix
  • 1 cup Hot Water
  • 2 Tbsp softened Butter
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 cup of dried cranberries
  • 3 6- inch paper bread molds

Royal Icing Ingredients:

  • 3 ounces of egg whites, which is about 3 eggs
  • 3 ½ to 4 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • Rainbow sprinkles


  1. Add the roll mix and yeast to a bowl.
  2. Stir in the butter, 1 egg, and hot water. Mix with a fork or use your hands until the dough forms.
  3. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for up to 3 minutes. It should be smooth. You may need to add a tad bit more flour.
  4. Flatten the dough and add the dried cranberries on top of the dough. Fold the dough in thirds and place it in a lightly greased bowl.
  5. Place a clean towel over the top of the dough and let it rest for at least 5 minutes.
  6. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  7. Divide the bread dough into fourths.
  8. Place each fourth into a bread mold and then place the molds full of dough on a baking sheet.
  9. Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes. After the bread is cooked and dried, you can remove the paper molds.
  10. Mix the egg whites with 1/2 cup of sugar to make the icing. Whisk on medium speed and slowly add the rest of the sugar, 1/2 cup at a time. (if too thick, add a few drops of water)
  11. Once the bread is cooled, pour the icing over the top and add the sprinkles.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1744Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 201mgSodium: 306mgCarbohydrates: 408gFiber: 1gSugar: 386gProtein: 11g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 3/1/2023

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Catherine Sokolowski

Tuesday 14th of March 2023

This looks like a fun Easter dessert. I think it might turn into a family tradition!

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