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Kolache Dough Pastry

Thursday, April 12, 2018
Kolache -Originally a semisweet wedding dessert from Central Europe, The name originates from the Czech, and originally Old Slavonic word kolo meaning "circle", "wheel"(link). This recipe(link2) was shared by one of my colleague who brought homemade Kolache Dough Pastry to our Christmas potluck. I gave it a try with my own twists. It did not turn out as good and soft as my colleagues' but non the less tasted very good.  First, I have posted the recipe my colleague shared. My fusion variation is posted in the bottom.

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup - warm milk
  • 3½ cup - All purpose flour
  • 1 - egg
  • 1 pkg - dry yeast
  •  cup - sugar
  •  cup - butter, melted
  • 1 tsp - salt
Filling:
  • 4 cups - Walnuts 
  • 1¼ cups - sugar - more sugar may be add as per taste  
  • grind the walnuts with sugar and keep aside for filling.
Method: 
  1. In a cup, put ⅓  cup warm milk and 1 tsp sugar, stir. Add yeast and stir until dissolved. Let it stand and get bubbly.
  2. Place flour in a large mixing bowl. Make a depression in the center. Add rest of the warm milk, egg, sugar, melted butter, salt and yeast mixture at once, mix and knead until smooth. If the dough still sticks to the side of the bowl, continue adding flour about 2 tbs at a time until the right consistency is reached. 
  3. If the dough still sticks to the side of the bowl, continue adding flour about 2 tbs at a time until the right consistency is reached.
  4. Lightly grease the dough and cover with plastic wrap. Let rest at room temperature until the dough has doubled in size, about 90 minutes for the dough to rise.
  5. Meanwhile prepare the filling and baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper.
  6. Divide the dough into 7 portions, roll out and cover with filling. Roll up; be sure to seal ends and place on cookie sheet with seam side down.
  7. Put 2 to a cookie sheet, let rise 10-30 more minutes while the own preheats to 350 degrees. Brush the tops lightly with melted butter (and egg white). 
  8. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes at 350 degrees. 
  9. When golden brown remove from oven and place on paper towels  or cool rack. Once more brush tops with butter while kolaches are still hot.

My Fusion Version:
Dough: I used ready pie dough for the bread. 
Filling: Almonds, dry coconuts, a bit of cashew, brown sugar and regular sugar, and 1/4 tsp cardamom powder.
Confession:  Did not mean to spoil the authentic recipe, it's just my previous unsuccessful bread making experiences kept me away from following the recipe. But it was quick and easy.

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