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Kolaches (Czech Pastries) - Streamliner Diner

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Category: Desserts

 Ingredients List

  • 1/4 c Warm water
  • 1 tb Sugar
  • 2 ts Active dry yeast
  • 1 c Milk
  • 1/2 c Sugar
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 1/2 Butter, or margarine,
  • -softened
  • 2 Eggs, beaten
  • 4 1/2 c Unbleached wheat flour, to 5
  • -cups
  • 2 tb Sugar
  • 2 tb Flour
  • 1 tb Butter
  • -OWN:


4 tb Butter
8 tb Poppy seeds
4 tb Sugar

1 c Pitted prunes
1/2 c Water

1 tb Butter
2 Peaches, diced
2 tb Sugar

1/4 c Cottage cheese
2 tb Sugar
1 Egg, beaten

***** Fill with your own fillings too: fresh apricots, berries, apples or
fruit preserves.

Mix the warm water and 1 tablespoon sugar in a large bowl. Sprinkle in the
yeast, stirring until dissolved. Let stand for 5 minutes or until the
mixture bubbles.

Scald the milk in a small saucepan. With a wire whisk, stir the 1/2 cup
sugar, salt, and 1/2 cup butter or margarine into the scalded milk. Cool to
warm temperature, then stir in the eggs. Stir the lukewarm milk into the
yeast mixture and beat until smooth. Stir in the flour a cup at a time
until it is fully incorporated and no longer sticky. Turn the dough onto a
floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes or until the dough does not
stick to the hands. Pour the dough into a greased bowl, cover with a damp
towel, and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour or until double in bulk.

Prepare the filling of your choice. See filling directions below.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide it into 12 equal
pieces and form each into a ball by hand. Press very hard with a tablespoon
to make a crater in the top of each mound, using fingers if necessary to
help form the indentation. Spoon the filling of your choice into the
indentation in the top of each kolache. Each one holds about 1 heaping
tablespoon of filling.

To make the crumb topping, mix together 2 tablespoons sugar and 2
tablespoons flour. Using your fingers, rub in 1 tablespoon butter until
fully incorporated. The mixture should be crumbly. Sprinkle crumb topping
on the filling.

Place kolaches 1-inch apart on greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees
for 20 minutes.


Directions for Poppy Seed Filling: Melt butter in a small saucepan. Soak
poppy seeds in the butter for 10 minutes. Add sugar and stir.

Directions for Prune Filling: In a small saucepan, simmer prunes in water
for 10 minutes until prunes have absorbed the water. Mash with a fork.

Directions for Cottage Cheese Filling: Combine all the ingredients.

Directions for Fresh Peach Filling: Melt butter in a small saucepan. Add
peaches and sugar and cook over low heat for 10 minutes, stirring

NOTES: The diner is on Bainbridge Island. This recipe chosen as a tribute
to one of the owner's grandmother who made this recipe. It is a traditional
Czech pastry.

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