A tall cylindrical Russian Easter cake traditionally served with pashka (a creamy cheese mold). Kulich is yeast-raised and flavored with raisins, candied fruit and saffron. It's usually crowned with a white powdered sugar icing, sprinkled with chopped candied fruits and almonds and sometimes topped with a rose.
From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.