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Grandma Margaret's Kolaches Recipe

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Amy Taylor Signore
Added: Monday, September 22, 2008


2 pkgs. active dry yeast
1/2 c. warm water
2 1/2 c. milk (scalded)
1/4 c. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1/2 c. shortening (melted)
7 c. all purpose flour (sifted)
2 egg yolks
Apricot filling:
3 c. dried apricots
1 c. sugar
1 t. vanilla
dash of cinnamon
Cook apricots in water to cover until soft; drain; mash well. Add sugar, vanilla and cinnamon. Dried prunes or peaches may be substituted for the appricots.
Cottage Cheese filling
1 T. butter
2 c. cream style cottage cheese (drained)
1/2 c. sugar
1/4 c. raisins
1/4 t. salt
1/4 t. vanilla
Dash of cinnamon
2 eggs (beaten)
Combine all ingredients; mix well.

Soften yeast in water. Combine milk, sugar, salt and shortening. Cool to luke warm. Stir in 2 cups of the flour: beat well. Add eggs and yeast: mix well. Add enough of the remaining flour the make a moderately stiff dough. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and satiny, about 10 minutes. Shape into a ball; place in a lightly greased bowl. Cover and let rise until double, about 1 1/2 hours.
Punch down; let rise again until double, about 45 minutes. Shape into small balls about the size of a walnut. Place on greased baking sheets. Let rise 10 - 15 minutes. Make a small indentation with finger in the center of each bun. Fill with 1 T. of filling. Return to a warm place to finish rising. Bake in a hot oven (400) for 12 to 15 or until slightly browned. Brush with melted butter and remove to cooling rack.




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