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Grandma Gordon's Kolaches Recipe

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This recipe for Grandma Gordon's Kolaches, by , is from The Barkley Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Susan Barkley


4 c. flour
1/2 pkg. yeast
1/2 lb butter
1/2 pt. sour cream
3 eggs, separated
1/2 to 1 T light brown sugar
Apricot or raspberry jam for filling

Mix flour and butter, similar to pie crust.
Crumble yeast fine and mix well into flour mixture, or dissolve in T of warm water and add with sour cream.
Add egg yolks, sour cream, and sugar.
Mix like pie crust; avoid over-handling but be sure well-blended.
Refrigerate for a few hours (can keep in fridge and continue to bake for up to a week)
After chilled, roll into small balls and let rest for 10 min to warm up.
Roll onto well-sugared board
Roll into round shapes, cut wedge & fill with jam (being certain not to overfill)
Roll up and bake at 350 for 7-8 min on slightly greased cookie sheet.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I think all of us Barkley kids have somewhat of a schizophrenic cooking style, which can be traced back beyond our parents to our grandmothers. Many of the baking recipes in this book come from our maternal grandmother (Granny Dambaugh) whose measured precision represent the ultimate in technique of spatula and sifter. Our paternal grandmother (Grandma Gordon) was always more of a "palm of this, fistful of that" type and relied mainly on feel and memory in her cooking. Kolaches were one of her specialties.




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