Elizabeth Lancaster


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!


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104 Kolaches
5 Hr
10 Min



  • 3 can(s)
    crushed pineapple with juice
  • 2 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    heaping full of cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp
    minute tapioca
  • 1/4 c
    lemon juice

  • 1 can(s)
    pumpkin puree
  • 1 large
  • 4 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp

  • 3 can(s)
    cherry pie filling
  • 3 can(s)
    apricot filling
  • 3 can(s)
    prune,pitted and stewed
  • ·
    ect.... the list goes on and on just use 3 cans of whatever you'd like

  • 1 1/2 c
    scalded milk (6.5 minutes in microwave)
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/2 c
    shorting (crisco)
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 pkg
    rapid rise yeast
  • 1/2 c
    warm water
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 pinch
    ground ginger
  • 2 large
    eggs, beaten ( set aside)
  • 3 c
    sifted flour (all purpose flour) can use bread flour too
  • FOR LATER....

  • 1-2 c
  • 3-4 c
    melted butter, for basting

How to Make Kolaches


  1. Pineapple filling: Bake @ 425* for 8-10 min

    Its best to mix up the night before and let sit.

    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!
  2. Pumpkin 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.
  3. Poppy 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.
  4. Cream 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.
  5. Cherry,Apricot,Pineapple,Blueberry,Peach, prune

    (NOTE... for Prune. Simply stew upon the stove top and add water, blend in food processor)

    Bake @ 425* for 8-10 mins

    1st step:
    1 1/2 C. Scalded milk
    1/4 C. Sugar
    ( 6.5 minutes in the microwave)
    Set aside...
  7. Second Step:
    In a large mixing bowl mix the following together:
    1/4 C Sugar
    1/2 C Shorting (Crisco)
    1 tsp. Salt

  8. Third Step:

    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)
  9. Fourth Step:
    Beat 2 large eggs and set aside
  10. Add 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)
  11. In one Hour,add beaten eggs and 1-2 C more of flour, BEAT very well/ and let rise again (until it doubles in size)
  12. Knead 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....
  13. Press 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.
  14. Pre-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 !!!
  15. Bake 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.****
  16. You 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


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About Kolaches

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: German
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: For Kids Heirloom

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