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Albanian Soda Bread (Albanian Kulac)

Yields14 ServingsPrep Time30 minsCook Time1 hr 15 minsTotal Time1 hr 45 mins

Albanian soda bread or kulac as they call it, is a traditional bread recipe with a crunchy crust. It's an easy and least expensive way to put bread on the table.

Kulac Baked Featured

 4 cups flour
 3 tsp baking powderdouble acting
 1 tsp salt
 1 tbsp olive oil
 1 ½ cups buttermilkas substitute 1 cup whole milk and 1/2 cup water
 1 egg

Adjust the oven rack to the middle position and preheat oven to 400° F. Brush a 9 inch baking pan or heavy bottom skillet with oil.


Gently combine flour, sugar, salt and baking powder in a large mixing bowl.


Slightly beat the egg with the milk and olive oil and stir in to the flour mixture.


Knead the dough until all the ingredients are fully moistened. Turn the dough to a lightly floured surface and knead it into a round dome shaped loaf about 9 inch diameter.


Transfer the dough into the oiled baking tray and score the top with a sharp knife.


Bake the loaf until golden brown, about 40 minutes.


Once removed from oven, allow soda bread or kulac to cool for 15 minutes in a cooling rack. Cover the bread with a plastic wrap in order to increase shelf life.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1

Servings 14

Amount Per Serving
Calories 290Calories from Fat 96.79
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10.63g17%

Saturated Fat 1.74g9%
Trans Fat 0.00g
Cholesterol 13.64mg5%
Sodium 238.15mg10%
Potassium 113.46mg4%
Total Carbohydrate 40.84g14%

Dietary Fiber 1.37g6%
Sugars 1.99g
Protein 6.85g14%

Vitamin A 1.55%
Vitamin C 0.29%
Calcium 17.39%
Iron 7.62%
Vitamin D 58.05%
Vitamin E 9.53%
Vitamin K 1.03%
Thiamin 14.60%
Riboflavin 12.45%
Niacin 8.46%
Vitamin B6 3.12%
Folate 13.98%
Vitamin B12 5.72%
Phosphorus 36.68%
Magnesium 3.86%
Zinc 4.98%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.