This is a kolache recipe from the Czech Republic.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
24
Yield:
4 dozen
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour yeast into 1/2 cup of lukewarm water. Set aside to soak.

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  • In a separate bowl mix together 1 cup milk, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon salt. Add 1/2 cup melted shortening and 2 cups sifted flour. Beat well. Add in 2 beaten eggs and yeast mixture and mix well. Set aside to rest until bubbly and spongy.

  • Add 3 1/2 cups of flour and blend well. Set aside to rise for 1 hour. Punch down and let rise again for 1 hour.

  • To Make Filling: Beat together 2 egg yolks, 3 tablespoons sugar, 1/8 teaspoon salt, 2 tablespoons flour and 1 cup of raisins. Add cottage cheese and mix well.

  • Pinch off 1 inch balls from dough and press an indentation in the center of each. Put filling in. Let rise 15 minutes, then bake at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) until golden - 12-18 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

221 calories; protein 6.9g 14% DV; carbohydrates 34.2g 11% DV; fat 6.4g 10% DV; cholesterol 36.2mg 12% DV; sodium 197.3mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/09/2005
I loved it.. My grandmother (babka) used to make these but she omitted the raisins and used a single pitted cherry instead.. DELICIOUS! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/29/2002
good old world flavor. Read More
(22)
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
09/09/2005
I loved it.. My grandmother (babka) used to make these but she omitted the raisins and used a single pitted cherry instead.. DELICIOUS! Read More
(56)
Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2010
Its very rare that I give something 5 stars but this one deserves it. I had lots of cottage cheese to use so I made one batch and that was eaten up so i decided to make another- will make again and again and again also good to put jam on top if you run out of topping. Read More
(25)
Rating: 3 stars
08/29/2002
good old world flavor. Read More
(22)
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Rating: 4 stars
01/28/2010
this recipe is awesome but time consuming. there was some leftover dough so i pureed blueberries and blackberries and made them into a filling. delicious!i had some cottage cheese about to go bad so this recipe was the perfect way to use it. these have become a fast favorite in my house Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2011
LOVE this kolache recipe. My husband grew up with his great-grandmother who was full Czech and he said that these were the closest that he'd ever had! Thank you so much for sharing! I can tell that I'll be making these often! Read More
(9)
Rating: 3 stars
10/12/2011
The dough turned out great and was tasty. I elected to make different toppings (a blueberry and farmer cheese as well as an apricot) The first batch burned badly on the bottom at this high of temperature. The second batch at 405 was slightly burnt in 10 minutes. I saw other comparable recipes that recommended cooking at 375 for 15 minutes. Think I'll try that next time. I ruined two double batches with this high temperature Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2013
This looks really close to my grandmothers' recipe. She came to America from Czechoslovakia in the late 1800's. She eventually modified her recipe from using shortening to using butter it made the pastry a little softer in the end. The VERY BEST canned filling I have found to use is 'Solo' brand. I can't find it in local stores so I order it on line. In a pinch tho I buy canned pie filling and add a little sugar and it works just as well. And the 425 temp does seem a little high I bake mine at 375 for 15-20 minutes then run a stick of butter around the edges when they come out of the oven. I add a crumble topping of butter and sugar on top. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2012
Family just loved these. It was worth the time and effort. Will be making again. Read More
(2)
Rating: 4 stars
12/30/2015
Very good but kept burning on me luckily still tasted delicious. Pretty much a quick nut roll not even close to the cookies my Czech Grandmas make but still did taste good. Read More
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