Pour warm milk over yeast and let dissolve. Then add sugar, butter, salt, eggs, egg yolks and flour. Stir until well combined. Remove dough to a well oiled bowl and turn once to coat the surface. Cover and place in a warm spot. Allow to rise until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.
Scoop out dough with a tablespoon, and roll into balls. Brush each with extra melted butter, place on a baking tray, cover and let rise until doubled in bulk.
Flatten the balls, and use your thumb to make a depression in the centre of each. Fill with choice of fruit jam. Allow to rise.
Bake at 190 degrees C for 15 to 20 minutes, or until lightly browned.
Just like my grandma used to make! I was trying to find her recipe but was unable to find it since she passed away. Thank you for this recipe. It has brought many happy memories to my family! I used apple, almond, mixed nut, and cherry fillings and then topped it with a basic icing. Very very good! - 14 Jul 2008
They tasted amazing, though I made them far to big, instead of making 72 I make 19. - 16 Aug 2012
Kolaces (or Kolaches) are big where I live due to the large Czech population... Kolaces are perfect for any occasion - my favorite filling is sweetened cream cheese - to DIE for. This is a great basic recipe! - 14 Jul 2008