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Kolach is a delicious pastry from the Czech and Slovak Cuisines. This braided bread has become popular in US as well. Celebrate the Kolach festival in June with this irresistible glazed bread. Try this for any party if you want to. Tell me if you like this Kolach.
  Active dry yeast 2 Teaspoon
  Warm water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (105°-115°F)
  Milk 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Sugar 3 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Unsalted butter 2 Tablespoon
  Flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Egg 1
  Glaze 1 Tablespoon
  Egg 1 , beaten with 1 tablespoon water

1 Dissolve yeast in warm water. Set aside for 5 minutes. Heat milk, sugar, salt, and butter to warm (105°-115°F).
2 Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, yeast mixture, and milk mixture in mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly.
3 Add egg and enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth€”about 10 minutes.
4 Place in greased bowl, turning to coat top. Cover; let rise in warm place until double€”about 1 hour.
5 Punch down dough. Divide into 3 equal pieces. Roll into long ropes and then braid. Make glaze and brush on loaf.
6 Place on greased baking sheet. Brush with glaze. Cover; let rise until double€”about 40 minutes.
7 Bake in a preheated 350°F oven 45-55 minutes or until done. Cool on wire rack.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1543 Calories from Fat 344

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 39 g60%

Saturated Fat 20 g100%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 493.1 mg164.4%

Sodium 1153.1 mg48%

Total Carbohydrates 253 g84.3%

Dietary Fiber 8.9 g35.4%

Sugars 58.9 g

Protein 44 g88.6%

Vitamin A 25.9% Vitamin C 0.05%

Calcium 17.1% Iron 84%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Kolach Recipe