Easter Bread: Kulich-Cruffin

Easter Bread: Croissant Meets Muffin
Easter Bread: Croissant Meets Muffin
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1 Large eggs room temperature
2 Egg yolks room temperature
80 g Sugar
350 g All-purpose flour
¼ tsp Salt
8 g (1 tbsp) instant dry Yeast
80 ml Milk warm
40 g Butter melted
2 tbsp Orange juice
Zest from ½ Oranges
1½ tsp Vanilla extract
1 tsp Almond extract
For the Filling
100 g Butter room temperature
½ tsp Ground nutmeg
50 g Raisins
50 g Cranberries dried
50 g Almonds sliced, roasted and slightly crushed

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Easter Bread: Kulich-Cruffin


Have you heard of Easter Bread: Kulich-Cruffin before? This recipe is a modern twist on the old-school traditional Easter bread and the only way to really describe it would be a combination of a flaky croissant combined with a muffin-like texture to give you a kulich-cruffin.

Surprise and impress your guests with this delicious flavor bake of vanilla, orange, almond and nutmeg.

To make Easter Bread: Kulich-Cruffin, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Easter Bread: Kulich-Cruffin

Steps to make Easter Bread: Kulich-Cruffin


Beat eggs


In a mixing bowl, using an electric mixer on high speed, beat 1 large egg and 2 egg yolks with 80 g of sugar until light, fluffy and doubled in size.


Combine dry ingredients


In a bowl of a stand mixer combine 350 g of flour, 1 tablespoon of instant dry yeast and ¼ teaspoon of salt.


Add beaten egg mixture and wet ingredients


Add the beaten egg mixture along with 40 g melted butter, 80 ml warmed milk, 2 tablespoons orange juice, 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon almond extract, and zest from ½ orange to the bowl of dry ingredients and combine.




Use the dough hook on an electric mixer to knead the dough for about 10-12 minutes until soft and wet. There is no need to add more flour, the dough should have a stretchy but not sticky consistency.




Transfer the dough into a greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap and set aside for about 2 hours to rise until doubled in volume.


Roll out dough and add filling


Roll out dough onto a lightly floured surface and either divide into 2 small breads or leave whole. Working with one bread at a time, spread out into a ⅛-inch thick sheet and evenly spread with 100 g of butter and evenly sprinkle with ½ teaspoon of ground nutmeg, 50 g of raisins, 50 g of cranberries and 50 g of almonds.


Prepare bread


Roll the dough into a log and use a sharp knife to slice into 2 long strands, attached at one end. Carefully, twist the first strand around itself then curl the second strand around the first one, working upwards, hiding the second strand inside the formed dough, cut sides down, with layers working up.


Second rise


Transfer to 2 x 12 cm diameter panettone springform and cover with plastic wrap. Set aside for about 1 hour to rise again. Take care of butter leaking.




Bake in a heated oven at 355 °F for about 35 - 40 minutes for smaller breads. If baking one large loaf, first bake for 10 minutes at 390 °F, then reduce the heat to 375 °F and bake for another 25-30 minutes. If needed, cover with aluminum foil to prevent tops from burning. Rest for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.



Dust with some powdered sugar for serving.

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Total Reviews: 17
Emilee Didio

My husband loves this little kulich cruffin recipe, we had it for breakfast with some tea and it turned out wonderful.

Emerie Pirruccello

Delightful little bread and perfect for Easter, would recommend.


Would recommend if you have a sweet tooth, if not then maybe you should avoid this recipe.

Seraphina Skowronski

Takes a long time to make this for sure, it's very good though.

Maren Lepre

Baked this with cooconut shreds on the top, perfect for any day of the week.

Arantza Ammirato

So I made the decision to make this and the meatloaf cake on the same day without looking at the times it takes up, whoops.. Either way it was really good.

Capri Gribbon

Kids absolutely love this bread so much, we have it with some blueberry jam and they eat it right up!

Kynlee Glatter

I hate raisins so I didn't add them and instead replaced them with some chocolate chips, just as tasty.

Alisa Palzer

I added some nutella spread to the top of mine and it was heaven on earth.

Audree Savich

These are basically like fluffy minature pancakes! Very tasty.

Sailor Mahaffie

Great recipe just like everything else on this website, bookmarked, thanks.

Priya Lomedico

Easy to follow and really delicious, perfect for people trying to make a good little bun but aren't great at baking like myself.

Marcella Groetsch

Going to be making this again for Easter, this and the meatloaf cake are a family favorite.

Izabelle Callanan

Perfect for a small little snack or event if you have a lot of people, this will fill them right up and taste amazing.

Lindsay Caracoza

In LOVE with this kuilich recipe, never expected to enjoy something as much as this and the cross buns!

Dorothy Balbach

Cute, small, tasty and easy to make even with the long wait time it's still worth recommending this to your friends and family, really yummy.


OMG! This looks amazing! Thanks for sharing recipe!

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