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.
- 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
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
- 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.
- In a small bowl beat the 2 eggs, slowly add the 1/2 cup of melted butter and salt.
- Add egg mixture to yeast mixture and mix.
- Mix in the flour, 1/2 cup at a time, it is a really soft, slightly sticky dough.
- 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.
- 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.
- Spoon in about 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons of filling.
- 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.
- Beat the third egg for an egg wash and lightly brush each Kolache
- 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.
- Bake in oven at 375 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes. They will be lightly golden brown when they are done.
Source: Homemade Mamas