Kolaches From the Bread Machine

    2 hours 45 mins

    This is a family favorite made easy. Preparing the dough in a bread machine saves time kneading the dough by hand. My grandmother used to make these when we would visit. Now I can make them for her.

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    Makes: 24 

    • 295 ml warm water
    • 115 g butter, softened
    • 1 egg
    • 1 egg yolk
    • 40 g milk powder
    • 10 g instant mashed potato flakes
    • 50 g white sugar
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 530 g bread flour
    • 8 g active dry yeast
    • 1 (12 ounce) can cherry pie filling
    • 1 (12 ounce) can poppyseed filling
    • 55 g butter, melted

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:2hr rising  ›  Ready in:2hr45min 

    1. Place water, softened butter, egg, egg yolk, milk powder, potato flakes, sugar, salt, flour and yeast in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select Dough cycle; press Start. Check dough after 5 minutes of mixing, adding 1 to 2 tablespoons of water if necessary.
    2. When the cycle is complete, spoon out dough with tablespoon and roll into walnut sized balls. Place 2 inches apart on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
    3. Flatten balls slightly with the palm of your hand and make a depression in center with your thumb. Fill with 1 tablespoon of filling. Cover and let rise for about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
    4. Bake in preheated oven for 13 to 15 minutes, until lightly browned. Remove from oven and brush with melted butter. Cool on wire rack.

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    Made 2 batches of this today and they turned out perfectly!! I substituted baby cereal (the dry flaky kind) for the potato flakes....the baby cereal is better nutrition-wise so thought I would try it since it has the same consistency as instant potatoes. The kolaches turned out light and wonderful! The dough was beautiful, and very easy to work with, too. Served them to 24 people and they were asking for seconds!!! No problem w/my filling running out -- with kolaches you need to make a deep indentation, and do not fill them completely full. Used apricot preserves as the filling, and made a struesel topping to sprinkle over the preserves. I think I will start using this recipe instead of my old kolache one. Great recipe!!  -  11 Dec 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    SO GOOD! My husbands absolute favorite. Instead of buying the pie filling I made my own: 2 cups of frozen blueberries 1/4 cup white sugar 1/2 cup water 1-2 tbls cornstarch bring to a boil and simmer until thick.......YUM!  -  04 Feb 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    These are my first Kolache and they turned out just like my grandmas from Czech Republic. I made poppyseed and apple filling. Just before I put the filling on the dough I brushed the edge with some egg yolk and oil mix. That made them golden brown and still soft.  -  07 Oct 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)