These are not your typical Kolaches! Most people know them as Pigs in the blanket, But this is the Kolache I grew up on and LOVE!! My Great-Grandmother Covault got this recipe from a lady she knew(not sure of the back story on it) she was pure Bohemian! And made these and my Great Grandmother loved them, she she was nice enough to show my Great Granny how to make them, I remember as a child Grandma ALWAYS had these in her freeze awaiting guest and special occasions. The flavors are endless as to what you can put in the centers, they make a great Breakfast as well as a dessert!
In a meduim to large sauce pan, cook pineapple,sugar,cornstarch and tapioca until pineapple is almost clear and very thick, be careful not to burn. Then add lemon juice.
Place in a bowl and let sit over night!
2Pumpkin Spice : Bake @ 375* for 20 mins
In a heavy bowl, whisk together the pureed pumpkin, eggs, sugar, vanilla, spices, and salt until thoroughly combined. Cover and store in fridge until ready to use.
3Poppy Seed Filling: Bake @ 375* for 20 mins
1¼ cups confectioner sugar
200 ml milk, about ⅔ cup
1¾ cups ground poppy seeds (250 g)
1½ tsp lemon zest
½ tsp vanilla extract
Grind the poppy seeds in a coffee grinder. Heat the milk. Put the confectioner sugar into a large bowl. Add the heated milk and mix until smooth. Add the ground poppy seeds, lemon zest, and vanilla extract. Stir to combine. Cover and store in fridge until ready to use.
4Cream Cheese Filling: Bake @ 375* for 12-15 mins
4 oz. cottage cheese
2 oz. cream cheese,
at room temperature
2 tbsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. lemon juice
1 egg yolk
Place the cottage cheese, cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice, and egg yolk in a medium bowl and beat with a wooden spoon until smooth.
Spoon about 1 tbsp. filling into each kolache before baking.
(NOTE... for Prune. Simply stew upon the stove top and add water, blend in food processor)
Bake @ 425* for 8-10 mins
6MUST FALLOW THESE STEPS IN ORDER OR THEY WILL NOT TURN OUT!!
1 1/2 C. Scalded milk
1/4 C. Sugar
( 6.5 minutes in the microwave)
In a large mixing bowl mix the following together:
1/4 C Sugar
1/2 C Shorting (Crisco)
1 tsp. Salt
ADD STEP ONE
Mix the following:
1 Package of yeast in 1/2 C warm water then add
1 tsp. of Sugar and one pinch of ginger.
SET ASIDE(let rise)
Beat 2 large eggs and set aside
10Add Step #2 to # 3 (after the yeast rose) and then add the following:
3 C of Flour-just enough to make it spongy.
Let rise until bubbly (about one hour)
11In one Hour,add beaten eggs and 1-2 C more of flour, BEAT very well/ and let rise again (until it doubles in size)
12Knead down and roll out to 1/2 inch thick and cut out rounds, let rise a little bit (30-40 minutes) not too much though....
13Press down centers(back side of a small spoon or as my genius mother did, a K-Cup end) , fill with your desired filling of choice.
14Pre-heat Oven to 425* for see above for adjusted temps varying on which one you choose.
Place parchment paper down on cookie sheets and bake 3 across and four down !!!
15Bake for 8-10 minutes,Or Above times...,
once removed from the oven, check the bottoms of the dough, tops NOT brown, and Bottoms slightly browned. (PERFECT)
**** Brush with the butter and place on cooling racks and serve warm or let cool.****
16You can freeze these like my Great -Grandmother used to do. Simply place wax paper between the layers.
We usually make about 500-700 Kolaches in a 2 Day period( just to get a lot of fillings and options and to get it all over with, its a lot of work BUT ooooh sooooo GOOD!! Trust me! Otherwise I wouldn't do it!! HAHAHA