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”.
- 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
- ½ pound of canned apricots
- Sugar to taste
- ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon
- Lemon zest (optional)
- ½ cup of flour
- ½ cup of sugar
- 1 tablespoon of butter
- 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
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.
For more info go to http://www.homesicktexan.com/2007/03/sweet-escape-kolaches.html?m=1