- 1-1/4 cups warm milk
- 3/4 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1/4 cup shortening or butter
- 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 eggs
- 1 egg yolks
- 3-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup fruit preserves
- 1/4 c milk
- 1 c powdered sugar
- 1 T butter
- lemon zest
- Pour warm milk over yeast, and let dissolve. Then add sugar, shortening, 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.
- Dish out dough with a tablespoon, and roll into balls. Brush each with shortening, and let rise until doubled in bulk.
- Flatten the balls, and make a depression in the centers. Fill with fruit preserves. Allow to rise.
- Bake at 375 degrees F, on parchment paper, for 15 minutes, or until lightly browned.
- Mix together milk (warmed), butter, lemon zest and powdered sugarto thick glaze consistency. Drizzle over kolaches once they have cooled a bit.
Don’t judge me, I love the glaze!!
- 2 ounces smoked Gouda cheese, shredded
- 4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
- ground black pepper
- 4 (2 1/4 inch thick) center-cut pork chops
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- salt to taste
- Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat.
- In a small bowl, combine the cheese, bacon, and black pepper.
- Lay the chop flat on cutting board, and with a sharp knife held parallel to the board, cut a pocket into the pork, but leaving the sides intact. Stuff cheese mixture into pocket, and close with a wooden toothpick (I used skewers). Brush meat with oil, and season with salt and more black pepper.
- Lightly oil the grill grate. Grill over medium heat for 5 to 8 minutes on each side, or until pork is done.
Ok, this is totally delish!! The risotto I made to go with this was a simple thrown together recipe. I always use a rice cooker, if you don’t have one I STRONGLY suggest you acquire one, they are a great time saver. But I used equal parts of uncooked white rice, risotto and chicken stock and a clove of minced garlic (either dried or fresh) and a tablespoon of butter for flavor. It can also be cooked on the stovetop. **Locals, if you want to use my rice cooker to see if you like it, let me know I will lend it out to you….for a SHORT time:)**
As always, enjoy!!