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Bohemian Kolaches Recipe

Bohemian Kolaches Recipe

This recipe was given to me by my mother-in-law, who received it from her mother! It was a standard treat in their family, made nearly every week. Now I make this dish for my own family for special occasions.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 10 min. YIELD:28 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 kolache: 164 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 116mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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Naomie User ID: 9114200 263890
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2017

"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!"

Rosalinda User ID: 9103743 263250
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2017

"You instructed "punch the dough down and let rise again" but for how long should I let it rise?"

furcjkp User ID: 8576909 235136
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2015

"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."

sanightingale User ID: 6050503 16569
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2013

"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."

GHV User ID: 7136238 42270
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2013

"I am Bohemian and grew up on these,

these are the real deal"

AbbyRussell User ID: 1476102 39484
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2011

"<p>These are absolutely wonderful. I plan on using the dough for dinner rolls sometime. DELIeious S</p>"

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