Kolachky*

Kolaczki

Ingredients

  • 1 cup potato water
  • 6 cups flour
  • 1 cup hot milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 yeast cakes
  • 2 tablespoon salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • 2 eggs or 4 yolks

Method

Heat milk to boiling point, add to cold potato water. Crush 2 yeast cakes into this liquid, add 1 cup flour, beat until smooth and let rise one-half hour. Add remaining flour, sugar, salt and butter and knead very thoroughly until dough forms soft ball. Cover and let rise until double its bulk, about 2 hours. Roll out on floured board until dough is one inch thick. Cut into 2 inch squares. Fill squares with fruit filling (prunes, dates, apricots or cottage cheese). Pinch corners of squares together, being certain fruit is completely enclosed in square. Place in buttered pans and let rise one hour. Brush tops with melted butter and bake in moderate oven, 350°, for 45 minutes or until nice and brown.

Variation

1 cup of raisins may be added to dough while kneading and dough may be spread out on pan into coffee cake. Sprinkle top with brown sugar, butter and cinnamon.

*Submitted by a member with Slovak background.

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