yield 2 dozen

Adapted *Moms pantry kitchen*


2 pkgs yeast
1/2 cup warm water

1 cup sour cream, warmed
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter
2 eggs, beaten
4 cups flour

Streusel Topping:

1/3 cup butter (melted)
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup flour


In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water, and set aside.

Mix sour cream, sugar, salt and butter in a bowl. Add yeast mixture. Add beaten eggs, and flour. Mix with dough hook, or by hand. Place the dough in a greased bowl, covered, and refrigerate overnight. Dough should at least double.

Heat oven to 350F.

Roll dough into 1 1/2 or 2 inch balls and place on a cookie sheet, about an inch apart. Flatten dough with the heel of your hand and let rise another 10 minutes.

Make an indentation in each kolache with your thumb (I suggest making this a bit more exaggerated than a normal thumb print) and fill with your favorite filling. (Lemon, cherry and cream cheese are all popular, I chose apple)

Sprinkle with streusel topping, and bake at 350 for 15 – 20 minutes.

The easiest way to fill a kolache is with prepared pie filings, but there are those of us who love to make our fillings from scratch.

* When not noted elsewhere: cook fruit until soft enough to mash. Add in other ingredients and allow to cool before adding to your kolaches

Streusel Topping

1 lb cooked prunes
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
3 tbsp butter
1 tsp vanilla

Prune Filling

1 lb. cooked prunes
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
3 tbsp butter
1 tsp vanilla

Apricot Filling

1 lb. dry apricots, cooked
2 cup sugar (or more if desired)
3 tbsp. butter, melted

Pineapple Filling
1 small can of crushed pineapple
2 tbsp. butter, melted
1 cup sugar
2 tbsp. flour

Mix flour and sugar together.

Heat pineapple in sauce pan to boiling stage. Add in sugar/flour and cook until thickened. Take off of the heat, and add the butter. Allow to cool.

Poppy Seed Filling

2 cup ground poppy seeds
1/2 cup boiling milk
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 tbsp flour
1 tsp vanilla

Combine first 4 ingredients until thickened. Add vanilla after removing from heat, and allow to cool.

Cream Cheese Filling

Mix together:

1 lb cream cheese
2 tsp vanilla

and beat until smooth. Add in:

1 cup sugar
2 eggs

Mix well.

Cottage Cheese Filling

1 lb cottage cheese
2 egg yolks
dash of salt
1 1/2 c sugar
1/2 tsp lemon rind
1/2 cup raisins
4 tbsp butter, melted


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