Kolache

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A Kolach is a type of pastry that holds a dollop of fruit, rimmed by a puffy pillow of supple dough. Originating as a semisweet wedding dessert from Central Europe, they have become popular in parts of the United States. Wikipedia

  • 1-1/2 stick butter
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Put butter and milk into a cup and melt till warm but not hot.  Add the water and vanilla.  Set aside.

In a mixer bowl put

  • 3-1/4 cup flour
  • 5 tbsps sugar
  • 2-1/2 tsp yeast
  • 3 egg yoks
  • 3/4 tsp salt

Blend well.  Then slowly add the milk mixture into the flour mixture.  When well combined, put dough on a lightly floured board and knead about 5 minutes.

Cut the dough in half and cut each half into 12 pieces.  Form into balls and place on a parchment or silpat lined sheet.

Cover and let rise at room temperature for about 20-30 minutes.

Make indentation in each roll and fill with filling and top with streusel.

Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until golden around edges.

Raspberry Filling

  • 14 oz package of frozen berries

Mix together:

  • 4 tbsps corn starch
  • 1-1/4 cup susgar
  • pinch salt

Add the dry  mixture to the berries and cover in a bowl over simmering water until mixture thickens,  Pour into a container and store in refrigerator until ready to use.

Streusel

  • 5 tbsps flour
  • 2 tbsps soft butter

Mix until crumbly.

 

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