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Rec: Apricot Kolaches
Joined: Jan 8, 2006
Posted to Thread #9436 at 2:50 pm on Jan 16, 2008
This recipe is from a friend who used to own a kolache bakery in a town near here with a large Czech community.
Village Bakery at West Apricot Kolaches
1 pkg yeast
1/4 cup warm water
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
3 3/4 to 4 1/4 cups flour
Dissolve yeast in 1/3 cup water.
Warm milk, butter & sugar together until butter melts. Cool to lukewarm.
Add to 3 3/4 cup flour and salt. Add eggs. Beat in. Add just enough additional flour to form soft dough. Put in greased bowl and cover. Let rise 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Punch & divide in two.
Rest 10 minutes
Shape each half into 9 balls. Put 3" apart on greased sheet and flatten to
3" circles. Rise 45 minutes, covered. Make depression, fill with heaping tablespoon filling. Bake at 375 for 12 - 15 minutes.
2 cups coarse snipped dried apricots.
Cover with water by 1 inch. Simmer 10 minutes, then drain. Stir in 1/3 cup
sugar, 1 tablespoon butter & 1/2 tsp. nutmeg.
Other messages in this thread:
- 9436. Rec: Apricot Kolaches - Melissa Dallas - 2:50pm on 01/16/08 (6)
- Melissa, does your friend have any comments about sulfured versus unsulfured apricots? - MarilynFL - 3:39pm on 01/16/08
- She owned this bakery years ago. I doubt seriously unsulphured were even widely - Melissa Dallas - 4:29pm on 01/16/08
- You're probably right, M. I never knew about it until that recipe. [NT] - MarilynFL - 6:55pm on 01/16/08
- What about using half and half or some other proportion? My husband - Dawn_MO - 4:30pm on 01/16/08
- I think by the time I added enough to enliven the brown color, I could just use sulfured. [NT] - MarilynFL - 6:56pm on 01/16/08
- Kolaches are made with lots of fruits, even dark ones like blackberries, so I would try the - AngAk - 9:03pm on 01/16/08