1 1/4 cups warm water
1/2 cup butter, softened and chunked up
1 egg yolk
1/3 cup milk powder (the dry stuff in a box)
1/4 cup instant mashed potato ﬂakes
1/4 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3 7/8 cups bread ﬂour
2 teaspoons active dry yeast
Hit the dough cycle. Go on a nice, long walk with the entire family; it's going to take a while.
Once thatʼs done, grab little bits of dough off - really whatever size youʼd like. Probably about a tablespoon or so. Itʼs a messy, sticky dough. Donʼt say you havenʼt been warned. You can try “ﬂouring” your hands and that helps.
Stormy was watching this part from the doorway between the living room and kitchen, by the way, while Zim, Ammy and I were on sentry duty in the bedroom. Apparently when Mom wrote out the recipe she didn't mention the step Storm saw her do at this point - knock the newly purchased bag of bread flour over and have it land open-side down. Ha woooo. Stormy said it was a highly amusing step and doesn't know why Mom left it out of her write-up. Even the Dyson got to help with these!
Roll the dough around, forming nice balls and put on cookie sheets you sprayed with non-stick spray. Space them an inch or more apart.
Cover with plastic wrap and let rise for about an hour, or until doubled. (Mom sprays her plastic wrap with non-stick spray, too - it helps.)
Guard the rising kolache carefully.
I was very good at that part. And it's when I became VERY interested in them! You should smell that dough!
Once doubled, make an indentation in each ball - Mom uses two ﬁngers on each hand and just pokes a nice well in there. Fill with the topping of your choice.*
Cover again and let rise for another 1/2 hour.
Preheat the oven to 375˚F. Uncover kolaches and bake for 13 - 15 minutes - until lightly browned.
After you remove them from the oven, you can brush the dough with melted butter - Mom forgot this time and it didn't really seem to matter.
Cool kolache on a wire rack.
This makes about 4 dozen, depending on how big you make them.
You can also sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving.
*A note about the filling: What should that be? Mom's favorite is to use the filling sheʼd use for a lemon meringue pie. Or cherry pie. Can you take a short cut and use canned ﬁlling? Or pudding? Are you crazy? Of course! Or any of the Solo canned things like poppy seed ﬁlling or almond filling. In the past, Mom has done a mix of 4 oz. of cream cheese, blended with 2 1/2 tablespoons of sugar, a tablespoon or so of milk, and 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon.
You can also put breakfast type ﬁllings in (sausage, cheese, eggs, hash browns - cooked, if appropriate) and seal it into the dough. :)
This is how Mom's (and mine) came out:
Mmmm....! Who wants to come over for kolache!?!?
We wanted to when woo furst shared themReplyDelete
AND still want to do so!
They look SOOOOO yummy!
PeeEssWoo: Somehow it is just wrong we don't have a pikhture of that SPECIAL (mis)step in the recipe!
You are such a good cook! I got some doggie treat mix for Christmas so I'm going to have to try my paws in the kitchen. If all goes well, then I'll take the next step and try your recipe. It looks delicious!
Mom is still drooling over these. Good work Dave!ReplyDelete
w00f's ao4, yummie yummie and yummie..we iz droolin here...ReplyDelete
Those look so yummy Dave! You are so helpful by guarding the kolaches! Tell your mom thanks for sharing the recipe!ReplyDelete
I'm on my way over! MMMmmm, lemon! I love the smell of fresh, yeasty bread!ReplyDelete
Back when we were in Texas, our dad really liked to eat sausage rolls. They were very popular and his coworkers often brought them to work. He just mentioned them yesterday. Maybe kolache dough would work for that? I'm sure you like sausage rolls too since you are Texan.ReplyDelete
OMD, they look wonderful! No wonder you guarded the kitchen so intently!ReplyDelete
M & I
Ummmm......what else can I say?ReplyDelete
Mya Boo Boo
But Dave, are they as good as Happy Hearts cookies? I sure hope you're all enjoying those!ReplyDelete
Huffle Mawson, Honorary Husky and Explorer Cat
They are making our mouths water or drool or whatever - they look soooooo good, we think we can even smell them here in OP.ReplyDelete
Good Sentry work, Dave.
Woos, the OP Pack
Um, color me THERE! Those look delicious!ReplyDelete
Me Me MEEE!!ReplyDelete
The human woman is totally cursing your human woman because now she has to go to the store (she had to go anyway, don't let her throw all the blame your way) and buy the stuff to make these. The pictures made her drool on the keyboard, and frankly, I'm thinking some filled with livergreat would be great treats.ReplyDelete
can we have some too??? we'll trade mom's home made pasta!ReplyDelete
oh my! I am astounded because when I first saw the heading on your post I thought it was some bizarre kinda martial arts for Sibes or something. But as dear Wally would say, it was eatables, yummy! They look amazing!ReplyDelete
I wish I could have seen the mis-step picture though, did you hear your Mama say "Kolache!" when she did it?
I hope you are having a good Christmas, as we are here. Boxers day was good too........my human bruv got some boxers for Christmas, it is a real confusing world eh?
hey Dave you could be Dave The Kolache Kid........just a Marvin thought! ;0)
OMG, we're on our way! Those kolaches look awesome! Mom wants to know if she can come too?!ReplyDelete
Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch
OMD you have home made Kolache's?!ReplyDelete
I wanna come over!
WOO WOO DaveReplyDelete
Those look so so good! We are going to beg our mom to make some Kolache for us!
Thor and Marco Polo