Filled Raisin Pastries

    3 hours 18 minutes

    This is a recipe for delicious pastries filled with a mixture of cottage cheese and raisins. In the Czech Republic they are called kolaches.

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    Serves: 24 

    • 1/2 cup (125ml) warm water
    • 2 (7g) packets active dry yeast
    • 1 cup (250ml) warm milk
    • 1/2 cup (125g) white sugar
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 cup melted copha
    • 2 cups (250g) sifted plain flour
    • 2 eggs
    • 3 1/2 cups (440g) plain flour
    • 2 egg yolks
    • 3 tablespoons white sugar
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt
    • 2 tablespoons plain flour
    • 1 cup (150g) raisins
    • 2 cups cottage cheese

    Preparation:1hour  ›  Cook:18min  ›  Extra time:2hours rising  ›  Ready in:3hours18min 

    1. Pour yeast into 1/2 cup of lukewarm water. Set aside to soak.
    2. In a separate bowl mix together 1 cup milk, 1/2 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon salt. Add 1/2 cup melted copha and 2 cups sifted flour. Beat well. Add in 2 beaten eggs and yeast mixture and mix well. Set aside to rest until bubbly and spongy.
    3. Add 3 1/2 cups of flour and blend well. Set aside to rise for 1 hour. Punch down and let rise again for 1 hour.
    4. To Make Filling: Beat together 2 egg yolks, 3 tablespoons sugar, 1/8 teaspoon salt, 2 tablespoons flour and raisins. Add cottage cheese and mix well.
    5. Pinch off 3cm balls from dough and press an indentation in the center of each. Put filling in. Let rise 15 minutes then bake at 220 degrees C until golden - 12-18 minutes.

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    I loved it.. My grandmother (babka) used to make these, but she omitted the raisins and used a single pitted cherry instead.. DELICIOUS!  -  09 Sep 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Its very rare that I give something 5 stars, but this one deserves it. I had lots of cottage cheese to use so I made one batch and that was eaten up so i decided to make another- will make again and again and again, also good to put jam on top if you run out of topping.  -  11 Mar 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    good old world flavor.  -  26 Aug 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)