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Czech Kolache

"This is a kolache recipe from the Czech Republic."
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Ingredients

servings 221 cals
Original recipe yields 24 servings (4 dozen)

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Directions

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  1. Pour yeast into 1/2 cup of lukewarm water. Set aside to soak.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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


Per Serving: 221 calories; 6.4 g fat; 34.2 g carbohydrates; 6.9 g protein; 36 mg cholesterol; 197 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I loved it.. My grandmother (babka) used to make these, but she omitted the raisins and used a single pitted cherry instead.. DELICIOUS!

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good old world flavor.

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I loved it.. My grandmother (babka) used to make these, but she omitted the raisins and used a single pitted cherry instead.. DELICIOUS!

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...

good old world flavor.

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 ...

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 te...

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 ...

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 ...

Family just loved these. It was worth the time and effort. Will be making again.

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.