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Kolache Recipe (kolaè) ~ Czech

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Why I Love This Recipe

I got on a kick to search for Czech recipes, because i'm 4th generation czech, mom said something that struck a cord with me, and I started to search, this is AWESOME what I found. My uncle has just begun to make these, the past couple of years, I really like the poppy seed one, I never knew the name of them! I consider this a dessert, as after Christmas, or Thanksgiving meal that's when we usually eat them. He cheats & fills crescent rolls with the fillings, though, he's made the cottage cheese, apricot ones, prune, pecan & poppy seed. I stil haven't found where he buys the poppy seed filling (like an apple pie filling or cherry, in a can)

Ingredients You'll Need

2 C flour
1 pkg dry yeast
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 C milk
1/2 C butter
1/4 C sugar
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 tsp grated lemon rind
Pie filling, jelly, jam, etc.


Combine flour, yeast and cinnamon in a bowl. In a saucepan, combine milk, butter, sugar and salt. Heat to warm. Add eggs and lemon rind.Beat at low speed for a minute, go to high on mixer, beat 3 more minutes. By hand, stir in 1 1/2 to 2 1/4 cups flour.Knead until smooth. Shape into ball. Place in greased bowl. Cover and let rise in a warm place until double. Punch down and divide in half. Cover and let rest 10 minutes. Shape each half into 9 balls. place 3 inches apart on greased baking sheet. Flatten to 3 1/2 inch circles. Cover, let rise till doubled, about 45 minutes. Make depression in the center. Fill with filling (see Filling Recipes following). Bake at 350 degrees for 10 - 12 minutes.

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