Kolache - Crazy Recipe Monday!


Here we go!

This recipe is so easy and the results are wonderfully fluffy, tender pastries. Fill them with preserves or a cinnamon crumb mixture.


1 c. unsalted butter (room temp.)

1/2 c. sugar

1 1/2 tsp salt (this should be reduced if you use salted butter, use 1 tsp.)

2 c. milk

1/2 c. cream (or you can use 2 1/2 c. milk if you don't have cream on hand)

4 egg yolks

1/2 tsp. lemon extract (vanilla if you're making cinnamon rolls with this dough)

1 1/2 Tbsp yeast (or 2 pkgs)

5 1/2 c. all-purpose flour

Your favorite preserves, cinnamon topping mixture, or lemon curd.


Cream butter & sugar together.

Microwave milk & cream mixture for 3 minutes.

To the creamed butter & sugar, blend in with a cake mixer: salt, hot milk/cream, egg yolks, lemon (or vanilla) extract. Cool mixture to 105 degrees, then add yeast. Let stand for 5 minutes. Add flour and mix well, making sure all the flour is mixed in. Dough will be sticky.

Cover and let rise for 1 hour.

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

With a spoon or your fingers, pull off a golf ball sized amount
and roll between well-floured hands.
Set 2 inches apart on a parchment covered cookie sheet.

Let rise for 15 minutes, the press the middles with a spoon.

Fill with fruit preserves, lemon curd,
(or cinnamon mixture - recipe at the end of the post).

Cook for 12 to 15 minutes (check them at 12 minutes) or until golden brown.

Cinnamon Mixture (not pictured)

1 Tbsp Cinnamon

1/2 c. sugar

2 Tbsp flour

1/2 stick of butter

Mix into a course crumb and fill pastries.


sherri said...

oh yeah...these look scrumptious!

Deborah Vogts said...

These look yummy. Thanks for sharing. I really enjoyed looking through your site. ;)

Tina Dee Books said...

Thank you both for stopping by. I enjoy your comments!


Nikole Hahn said...

Have to try that!