Czech Kolaches



  • 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
  1. 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.
  2. Dish out dough with a tablespoon, and roll into balls. Brush each with shortening, and let rise until doubled in bulk.
  3. Flatten the balls, and make a depression in the centers. Fill with fruit preserves. Allow to rise.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees F, on parchment paper,  for 15  minutes, or until lightly browned.
  5. 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!!


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