The Ukrainian bread kolach is served at Christmas feasts (beginning on Christmas day) and other family celebrations. It is shaped in a circle or “kolo,” hence its name. This recipe makes one large traditional circular loaf, but the dough can be divided into three pieces and braided into one loaf as it is often done in today’s households. The choice is certainly yours.
To make a traditional three-tier or three-bread kolach, triple the recipe, divide the risen dou