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Kolachy

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This Kolachy is the best of its kind. You might know this as Kolachky or kolche . Try this spicy apricot, prune, orange and poppy seed filled dessert bake. Feel free to suggest here about this Kolachy .
Ingredients
  Active dry yeast 1 Tablespoon
  Warm water 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs) (105°-115°F)
  Flour 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Sugar 3 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground mace 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Grated lemon peel 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Unsalted butter 4 Tablespoon
  Warm milk 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs) (105°-115°F)
  Egg 1
  Egg yolk 1
  Water 1 Tablespoon
  Prunes/Dried apricots 12 , mashed
  Ground cinnamon 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Poppy seeds 1 Tablespoon
  Prunes 12
  Sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Ground allspice 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Dried apricots 24
  Sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Prunes 6
  Dried apricots 12
  Orange juice 1 Tablespoon
  Grated orange peel 1⁄2 Tablespoon, grated
Directions

1 Dissolve yeast in warm water. Set aside for 5 minutes. Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, sugar, salt, mace, lemon peel, and butter in mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly.
2 Add yeast mixture, warm milk, and egg. Mix thoroughly.
3 Add 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. Let rise again until double€”about 30 minutes.
6 Prepare any of the fillings below. After dough rises, shape dough into (a) squares or (b) ovals.
(a) Squares: Cut into 3-inch squares. Put 1 heaping teaspoon of filling on each. Fold corners into center and press firmly.
(b) Ovals: Roll balls of dough into ovals. Place 1 heaping teaspoon of filling on one side of each. Fold other side over. Pinch edges together tightly.
7 Place on greased baking sheet. Let rise until not quite double€” about 15 minutes. Make glaze and brush on loaf.
8 Bake in a preheated 350°F oven 15-18 minutes or until done. Cool on wire rack.
€¢ Cover prunes or apricots with water and cook until tender. Drain and mash with fork. Add cinnamon, sugar, and poppy seeds. Mix thoroughly. Filling will be thick.
€¢ Cover prunes with water and cook until tender. Drain and mash with fork. Add sugar and allspice. Filling will be thick.
€¢ Cover apricots with water and cook until tender. Drain. Mix in blender until smooth. Add sugar. Mix thoroughly. Filling will be thick.
€¢ Cover prunes and apricots with water and cook until tender. Drain. Mix in blender until smooth. Add sugar, orange juice, and orange peel. Filling will be thick.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread
Interest: 
Holiday, Party

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