- 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
- 1/2 cup sugar, divided
- 2 cups warm 2% milk (110° to 115°)
- 5-3/4 to 6-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 4 large egg yolks
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 2 cups canned prune, poppy seed, cherry or lemon pie filling
- 1 large egg white, beaten
- In a small bowl, dissolve yeast and 1 tablespoon sugar in warm milk; let stand 10 minutes. In large bowl, combine 2 cups flour, remaining sugar, egg yolks, salt, butter and yeast/milk mixture. Mix until smooth. Add enough remaining flour to make a stiff dough.
- Turn out onto a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Add additional flour, if necessary. Place dough in greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover; let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.
- Punch dough down and allow to rise again. Roll out on floured surface to 1/2-in. thickness. Cut with large glass or 2-1/2-in. cutter. Place on greased baking sheets; let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.
- Firmly press indentation in center and fill each roll with a heaping tablespoon of filling. Brush dough with egg white. Bake at 350° for 10-15 minutes or until rolls are light golden brown. Yield: about 28 rolls.
Reviews forBohemian Kolaches
"easy, very good recipe. My grandparents were Bohemian, so this is a traditional (required!) food at our annual reunion for the entire extended family. This is probably the best kolache recipe I have tasted."
"Very similar to what my grandmothers and mom made. Our favorites are poppyseed and prune. I haven't made these in ages. Now I need to hunt down fresh poppyseeds that do not cost an arm and a leg . . . Thanks for sharing, brings back memories!"
"You instructed "punch the dough down and let rise again" but for how long should I let it rise?"
"My Mothers used to make Kolaches all the time, never liked them when I was little, but I do now. She wrote the recipe down the problem is its hard to know what she is saying, everything she cooked was written in her head. She passed away a year ago at age 94 do miss her. Her recipe calls for 3 egg yolks 1 egg and lard. Let's hope it works, and she mixed the poppy seed with apple sauce."
"My Grandma was a full-blooded Bohemian and she used to make kolaches when I was little. Unfortunately, I didn't get her recipe, but I was thinking of her the other day and wanted to give my kids a taste of our heritage. They turned out great! The bread is so soft, sweet, and golden in color. I used canned apricot and poppyseed filling, as well as a homemade cream cheese filling. I liked them all, but my kids' favorite was the cream cheese with apricot second. They didn't like the poppyseed. I think my grandma also used to make prune and cottage cheese fillings."
"I am Bohemian and grew up on these,these are the real deal"
"<p>These are absolutely wonderful. I plan on using the dough for dinner rolls sometime. DELIeious S</p>"