Sunday, May 18, 2014


When we were in Houston last week I remembered how delicious kolaches are! Unfortunately, there are none to be found in the middle of the desert that is centeral Utah. So I googled around to see if I could find a recipe. I found this gem of an article about an old Czech grandma and was sold.

They turned out well, my freezer is stocked, and my Texas craving is satisfied for the moment. Now if I could just get Franklin's recipe...

   3 cups warm milk 
   ¾ cup melted Oleo or butter 
   ¾ cup sugar 
   1 tablespoon salt 
   3 egg yolks 
   7 cups flour 
   3 tablespoons dry yeast 
   Place ingredients in mixer in the order listed above and blend on medium speed for 10 minutes. (The longer you beat it, the nicer the dough.) 
   Let rise for 1 hour. (If you're in a hurry, speed up the process by placing the container of dough in a container of warm water for 40 to 45 minutes.) 
   Work dough into balls and place on cooking sheet coated with cooking spray. Let dough balls rise for 15 to 20 minutes. Using fingers, press down in middle of dough to create cavity for filling. Add filling and crumb topping and allow kolaches to rise again while oven preheats (about 10 to 15 minutes). 
Bake 18-20 minutes 375-400*

You can fill or top them with whatever your heart desires. We did cottage cheese, peach jelly, ham and cheese, and sausage.

Check out the recipe link for some authentic options.