Bohemian Kolaches With Four Fillings
- Ready In:
- 2hrs 20mins
- 8 teaspoons dry yeast, dissolved in
- 1 cup warm water
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 3 cups 2% low-fat milk, scalded
- 1⁄2 cup butter (margarine fine too)
- 1 1⁄2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt
- 10 -11 cups flour (don't make dough too stiff)
- 1 lb pitted prunes
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 lb apricot
- sugar, to taste
Cottage Cheese Filling
- 16 ounces cottage cheese
- 1 egg yolk
- 1⁄2 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 dash nutmeg
- 4 tablespoons flour
- 1⁄2 cup raisins
- 1 teaspoon flour
- 3⁄4 cup granulated sugar
Poppy Seed Filling
- 2 lbs poppy seed filling (from a bakery)
- 1 egg yolk
- 1⁄4 cup granulated sugar
- Dissolve yeast in water until foamy.
- Heat milk, pour over butter and sugar. Stir until melted. Add 2 cups flour, then beat until smooth.
- Add yeast, eggs and salt. Add flour until a soft ball forms. Grease top; let.
- rise. Punch down and let rise again.
- Stretch dough on floured board to about 1/2-inch thickness. Cut into rounds using a soup can. Put on greased pans and let rise.
- When nice and puffy, make indentations in center and fill with favorite filling like prune, apricot, cottage cheese or poppy seed. When risen to a nice puffy look, bake at 375 degrees F until a golden color - cook 15 minutes then check every 3 minutes thereafter.
- Prune Filling:.
- Cook prunes until soft. Grind and add sugar, vanilla extract and cinnamon. Stir well.
- Apricot Filling:.
- Cook apricots until soft. Grind and add sugar. Sweeter is better. Stir well.
- Cottage Cheese Filling:.
- Put cottage cheese in blender. Add egg yolk, lemon juice, nutmeg and 4 tablespoons flour and blend some more. Take out of blender and add raisins. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon flour and sugar.
- Poppy Seed Filling:.
- Mix together. Use enough cream to make it easier to put into kolaches.
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