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Aunt Andzia's Kolacz (Easter Bread) Recipe

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This recipe for Aunt Andzia's Kolacz (Easter Bread), by , is from The Swienton Friends and Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Joann Childers
Added: Tuesday, September 29, 2009


1/2 stick butter or margarine
1/2 c. sugar
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp allspice
1 c. milk (scalded)
1 pkg dry yeast
1/4 c. warm water
3 eggs
5 c. flour
1 c. raisins

Carton dry cottage cheese
2 eggs
3 or 4 T. sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg yolk beaten with 1 T. water

Add butter, sugar, salt & allspice to scalded milk and cool to lukewarm
Soften yeast in lukewarm water and add to milk mixture
Beat in 3 eggs
Add about one half of the flour and beat until smooth
Add raisins and remaining flour to make a soft dough that you can knead
Turn out onto floured board and knead until dough is smooth and elastic
Place in to a greased bowl, cover, let rise until double in bulk
Punch down
Divide dough in half and spread into two greased 9 inch round pans
Combine cottage cheese, eggs, sugar, salt and beat together until smooth
Spread over dough in pans- cover - let rise until double
Beat egg yolk/water mixture and brush over cheese topping and dough with pastry brush
Bake at 350 for 1 hour or until done




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