Kolacky

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Also called Kolache, is a bread-type snack with fruit or seed filling.Originally a Czech snack, it is now popular in Texas. I tried out this recipe which I got from the blog, “homesick Texan”.

Dough:

  • 2¼ teaspoon of yeast
  • 1 cup of warm milk
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 3 cups of flour plus extra for kneading
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup of melted butter (½ for dough and ¼ for brushing)
  • 1 teaspoon of salt

Filling:

  • ½ pound of canned apricots
  • Sugar to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • Lemon zest (optional)

Posypka:

  • ½ cup of flour
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon

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Procedure:

ü Combine yeast, warm milk, sugar and 1 cup flour then leave to rise in a warm place till doubled in bulk.

ü Beat eggs, ½ cup melted butter and salt.

ü Add to yeast mixture and blend.

ü Stir in about two more cups, ½ at a time. The dough should be soft and moist.

ü Knead dough for 10 minutes on floured surface.

ü Put in a greased bowl and leave to rise for an hour.

ü Punch down and remove egg sized pieces. Roll into balls and flatten a bit. Brush with melted butter. Place on a greased baking tray, cover and leave to rise for 30 minutes.

ü Make an indentation with your finger and put filling then sprinkle with posypka.

ü Bake in moderate (160°C) oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

ü Brush with melted butter and serve warm.

For the filling:

ü Drain the fruit and leave just a little liquid to cook the heat on low for 15 minutes, adding sugar to taste, then cinnamon and lemon zest.

ü Mash with potato masher or a fork till you have a puree.

For the Posypka:

ü Mix all ingredients until nice and crumbly.

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For more info go to http://www.homesicktexan.com/2007/03/sweet-escape-kolaches.html?m=1

 

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