My mother-in-law was famous for her kolaches. This recipe does a good job of replicating her scrumptious treats. My family expects them every Christmas morning. Hope I'm not in trouble...I just made cherry-filled this year.
2 cups milk
Heat milk to 120°. Add butter and allow to soften.
1/2 cup butter
Add sugar and salt.
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons salt
Put flour in bowl, add yeast.
4 cups flour
5 teaspoons instant dry yeast
Pour in milk mixture, stir and add eggs.
3 egg yolks
Add flour as needed.
1 cups potato flour
1 cup or less of additional all-purpose flour
Knead until smooth and let rise until double. Knead 10 more times and shape into 1 1/2 ounce balls on greased cookie sheet. Makes 30.
1 or 2 large cans pie filling: cherry and/or blueberry
Drain excess filling from fruit by placing it in a strainer. Season each filling with ½ cup sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
Flatten centers of the kolaches with thumb (make a good size hole) and fill with fruit filling. Let rise until double in size. Brush tops with melted butter.
Top with kolache crumble:
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
4 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
Cut ingredients together to make crumble and sprinkle on kolaches just before baking. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes. You can also stuff with little smokies sausages instead of fruit filling.
|Let kolaches rise.|
|Ice with glaze when cooked.|
3 tablespoons butter, melted
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup cream (or enough to make smooth glaze)
|Betty is ready to get off her feet!|