Ham And Cheese Kolache

Recipe by Steve P.
READY IN: 3hrs 15mins




  • Ham and Cheese Filling: In a bowl, combine 1 cup diced ham, 1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese, 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, and 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard.
  • Stir to blend well.
  • Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • For Egg Glaze: In a small bowl, combine 1 egg white and 1 tablespoon water.
  • Beat lightly to blend.
  • For kolaches:In a large bowl, combine 1 cup flour, cheese, sugar, undissolved yeast, and salt.
  • Heat water and butter until very warm (120º to 130ºF).
  • Gradually add to flour mixture.
  • Beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally.
  • Add egg and 1 cup flour; beat 2 minutes at high speed.
  • Stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough.
  • Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Cover; let rest 10 minutes.
  • Divide dough into 16 equal pieces; shape each into a ball.
  • Cover; let rest 15 minutes.
  • Place balls on greased baking sheets 2 inches apart.
  • Make a deep and wide indentation on each ball by pushing outward toward edge, leaving 1/2-inch ridge around outside.
  • Fill with Ham and Cheese filling.
  • Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  • Brush surface of dough with Egg Glaze.
  • Bake at 375ºF for 15 minutes or until done.
  • Remove from sheets; serve warm.
  • Refrigerate leftovers.
  • BAKING TIP:When you use two baking sheets or pans in the same oven, be sure to stagger them.
  • Heat rises and stacking one pan directly above another causes the bottom pan to bake faster than the top.
  • Bakers should also rotate the sheets (top to bottom and bottom to top) and turn the sheets 180 degrees (back to front) halfway through baking.