Kolaches

August 10, 2015 - 2 minutes read

Kolaches

These beautifully golden pillows of breakfast goodness can be filled with anything from sweet to savory. Traditionally, Kolaches are not stuffed and served with a fruit preserve on top – but there are no rules in the kitchen.

Ingredients

  • 1 package of active dry yeast
  • 1 cup of warm milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs for dough
  • 1/2 cup melted butter (1 stick)
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 egg for egg wash

Fillings

You can fill these with just about anything you want from sweet to savory, here are some ideas.

  • Buffalo chicken and blue cheese
  • Egg, Ham and cheese
  • Bacon or Sausage and cheese
  • Dark chocolate and Marshmallow
  • Pepperoni, pizza sauce and mozzarella
  • Chicken and Alfredo or pesto
  • Pulled Pork with BBQ Sauce
  • Taco Meat and Salsa

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine yeast, warm milk (105-110 degrees) sugar and one cup of flour. Cover and let it rise until doubled in size.
  2. In a small bowl beat the 2 eggs, slowly add the 1/2 cup of melted butter and salt.
  3. Add egg mixture to yeast mixture and mix.
  4. Mix in the flour, 1/2 cup at a time, it is a really soft, slightly sticky dough.
  5. Knead dough for about 10 minutes on a well floured surface. Place dough in a well greased bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise until doubled in size – about an hour.
  6. After dough has risen, punch it down and pull off egg-sized pieces. In your hands, roll pieces into balls and then flatten to about 4 inches in diameter.
  7. Spoon in about 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons of filling.
  8. Close dough around filling. Pinch it shut and place seam side down on greased cookie sheet. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise 20 min. Preheat oven 375 degrees.
  9. Beat the third egg for an egg wash and lightly brush each Kolache
  10. To make the more traditional Kolaches, make flattened balls of dough. Let them rise. Right before you bake them gently make a little well in the center and fill with low sugar preserves.
  11. Bake in oven at 375 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes. They will be lightly golden brown when they are done.

Source: Homemade Mamas

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