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Monday, August 17, 2015

Apple Kolaches

In Central and East Texas most doughnut shops sell Kalaches!  Kalaches are a Swiss pastry and can be either savory or sweet.   
Most of the sweet kolaches have a fruit filling on top of a rounded pastry.  But my favorite doughnut shops make the sweet pastries with the filling inside of the bread.    
 The recipe for this kolache yeast bread is my favorite, not too heavy but not so light that the filling absorbs into the bread.  
If you haven't had a kolache, you really need to try one today!  Just whip these up and treat yourself! 

Apple Kolaches
    For the Dough
    • 1 package of active dry yeast
    • 1 cup of whole milk, warmed
    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • 3 cups flour, divided, plus more for kneading
    • 2 eggs
    • 12 tbsp unsalted butter (1½ sticks), divided
    • 1 teaspoon of salt
    For the Filling
    • 1 can (21 oz) Apple Pie Filling
    1. In a large bowl, combine yeast, warm milk, sugar and 1 cup of flour
    2. Cover and let it rise until doubled in size.
    3. Melt the butter.
    4. Beat the eggs, salt, and half of the melted butter
    5. Add egg mixture to yeast mixture and blend.
    6. Stir in about two more cups of flour, 1/2 cup at a time. The dough should be soft and moist, but not sticky. Add more flour as needed.
    7. On a floured surface, knead the dough until dough is smooth and highly malleable, about 10 minutes.
    8. Put dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover and let rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
    9. After dough has risen, punch it down and pull off egg size pieces.
    10. In your hands, roll pieces into balls and then flatten to about 3-4 inches in diameter.
    11. Place 2 tablespoons of the apple pie filling in the center of each piece, then fold over and pinch to seal.
    12. Place the kolaches seam side down on a greased baking sheet, cover and let rise for another 30-45 minutes.
    13. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
    14. Brush the tops with melted butter and bake until lightly browned, about 15-18 minutes.
    15. Brush with the remaining melted butter one more time when they come out of the oven Serve warm.
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    1. Did not know what a kolache is, but it sure looks delicious !

    2. I don't thinkI have ever had a kolaches .... but I want one (or three!!!)


    Thank you so much for your sweet comments:)))