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Kolaches II Recipe

Kolaches II

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"One of our Christmas breakfast traditions - we make cherry, apricot and blueberry."

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  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    2 hrs 5 mins


  1. Cream shortening and sugar together. Stir in salt, hot milk, beaten egg yolks, and flavoring. When lukewarm, add yeast to mixture. Let stand 5 minutes. Add flour, beating well. Knead down into bowl. The dough will be slightly sticky. Let rise 1 hour.
  2. Cut off small balls of dough. Roll into rounds in your hands, and place on greased cookie sheets 2 inches apart. Let rise 15 minutes.
  3. Make a depression into the center of each roll. Fill with fruit preserves.
  4. Bake at 450 degrees F (230 degrees C) until brown. Watch carefully. Cool on wire racks.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 05, 2008

My husband had requested cherry kolache for his birthday breakfast, and this looked like the best option. This is an excellent recipe for kolach. My daughter said that they were the best she's ever had. We live in a town with a lot of Czech heritage, so that means something. I ended up using 5 and 3/4 cups of flour, because the dough was so moist, but they were still extremely light and tender To prevent burning, I baked them on an insulated cookie sheet. That worked very well. I also followed the idea of another poster, and turned a dozen of them into "breakfast" kolach, with finely chopped onion, kielbasa, eggs and 2% sharp cheddar loosely scrambled. The loose, moist scramble set firm in the kolach baking process. This recipe's a keeper.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 12, 2010

Sorry. These were like biscuits with jelly in the middle. Not at all like the kolaches we were looking for. The kolaches we have had are more like a roll or donut dough. Followed the recipe exactly as written. Will try another recipe.


23 Ratings

Sep 12, 2007

I left out the lemon and made savory sausage\cheese kolaches...this made 30, and my family is RAVING! Fluffy bread, even 3 days later in the microwave! INCREDIBLE!!!!!!! A+++++++++ 5*'s

Jun 19, 2007

My husband is from a Czech background. He's says these are pretty darn close to how grandma used to make them. I guess that's a great rating!

Aug 10, 2009

I grew up in Texas near a little town called Snook and twice a month on Saturday morning we drove there to the bakery with the best kolaches and sausage rolls. I now live in Florida and get homesick for those tasty treats, the picture looks just like the ones I remember and the recipe was right on. I did not have any lemon when I made my second batch, so I used vanilla in it's place it was still wonderful. I am going to use the dough next weekend for the sausage rolls. Do you have a recipe for the cream cheese filling?

Dec 27, 2008

Excellent! I was a little hesitant about the lemon extract but did it anyway and was pleasantly surprised. It added a fresh little bit of citrus to a perfectly sweet dough. Thanks so much!

Oct 15, 2008

This was a very easy recipe, but as tasty as the kolaches my mom used to make. I experimented with fillings and decided that this recipe does best with a savory filling. I also tried All Fruit instead of preserves (didn't work out) and cream cheese danish filling (which was delicious).

Mar 29, 2008

These were really good! I halved the recipe as there's only 2 of us to eat them, but ended up having a bit of trouble. I needed 3/4c more flour than the recipe called for, though as this is only my second foray into yeast breads, I suspect the fault was with me rather than the recipe. Now that I've figured out the flour issue, I'll definitely make these again. Pretty easy and very delicious.


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  • Calories
  • 152 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20.1 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 6.7 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 2.9 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 107 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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