Great Aunt Helen's Kolacky
INGREDIENTS
  • 2 1/2 Cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cake yeast crumbled in flour
  • 1/2 pound Lard (Lard ewwww maybe butter flavored crisco or even butter) crumbled in flour
  • 2 egg yolks reserve whites
  • 1 Cup sour cream
  • Filling ? wasn't on recipe
  • But i've used: Walnut filling
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 TBS butter
  • 2/3 cups sugar
  • 1 LB walnuts crushed
  • 1 TBS vanilla
  • Fresh fruit:
  • 3 Cups fresh fruit
  • 3 TBS sugar
  • 1 TBS water
  • 2 tsp Cornstarch
  • Cream cheese:
  • 6oz cream cheese
  • 1/4 tsp lemon juice
  • 3 TBS sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • or Jam or preserves
  • or pie filling
  • Powder sugar for dusting
DIRECTIONS
  1. Mix all together & put in bowl in fridge overnight
  2. Next day: take out small pieces at a time and roll out thin the thinner the flakier
  3. Cut in squares and and fill each w/ filling
  4. Walnut filling:
  5. Heat milk, butter, sugar and vanilla together
  6. Remove from heat stir in 1 LB walnuts crushed
  7. Fresh fruit:
  8. Heat all ingredients until thickened some
  9. Cream cheese filling:
  10. Stir all together until smooth
  11. or Jam or preserves for filling
  12. or pie filling
  13. pinch opposite corners together or roll up like cigar and put on greased tin
  14. Brush tops w/ egg whites and let rise about 30 mins
  15. bake at 350F until light brown
  16. Dust w/ powdered sugar
RECIPE BACKSTORY
Another recipe found in old family recipe box. I never knew this Aunt so had to look up recipe to find out who she was. It turns out the recipe has Polish ancestry so Great Aunt Helen was probably my step Grandpas Aunt :)