Kulich is a vegetarian side dish. This recipe serves 10. One portion of this dish contains about 7g of protein, 8g of fat, and a total of 328 calories. If you have butter, milk, orange peel, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 45 minutes.
Place 1/4 cup golden raisins in a bowl, and cover with boiling water.
Drain and pat dry; set aside.
Combine yeast and 1/4 cup warm water in a large mixing bowl; let stand 5 minutes.
Add 1 teaspoon vanilla, sugar, and next 6 ingredients to yeast mixture; beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until well blended. Gradually stir in enough flour to make a soft dough.
Turn dough out onto a well-floured surface, and knead until dough is smooth and elastic (about 10 minutes).
Place in a well-greased bowl, turning to grease top.
Cover and let rise in a warm place (85), free from drafts, 1 hour or until doubled in bulk.
Punch dough down; turn out onto a well-floured surface. Press dough flat, and work golden raisins, almonds, and orange peel evenly into dough.
Shape dough into a ball; press, seam side down, into a greased 2-pound coffee can, filling half of can.
Cover with wax paper, and let dough rise in a warm place (85), free from drafts, 30 to 45 minutes or just until dough reaches top of can. (Do not let rise above top.)
Bake at 375 for 40 to 45 minutes or until a long wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
Remove from can, and place on a serving plate.
Stir together remaining 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, powdered sugar, and milk until mixture is blended; spread over warm bread. Press 1/2 cup raisins into top of bread, forming initials "XB."