Kolaches (Czech Pastries)

Kolaches (Czech Pastries)


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These traditional Czech pastries can have almost any filling you can think of but a good quality jam is my personal favourite.

Michelle Beard

Serves: 72 

  • 2 1/2 cups (675ml) warm milk
  • 10g dried instant yeast
  • 1/2 cup (125g) caster sugar
  • 125g margarine
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 6 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 1/2 cup any fruit jam

Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:2hours rising  ›  Ready in:2hours50min 

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Bake at 190 degrees C for 15 to 20 minutes, or until lightly browned.

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Reviews (6)

Jen R.

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

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