Have you ever had Kolache? It is a Central European (Hungarian, Czech, Ukrainian, etc.) treat made with a rich brioche like dough filled with sweetened nut or seed filling. And it is DELICIOUS!
In my husband’s house growing up it was breakfast every Christmas morning. You can enjoy it any time of the year, but since the only time my Mother-in-Law makes it is in December I automatically associate it with Christmas. When, I handed a plate of it to my neighbor she said she is going to make it for Thanksgiving morning.
So make it now, pin it for the holidays or a lazy weekend morning, whatever you want.
The hardest part about making this was finding the filling. You should be able to find it with the pie fillings, or check the Kosher section, or ask an employee. I used Solo brand (not a sponsor of this post), because that’s what my Mother-in-law uses and that’s all the store had. Other than that the ingredients and steps are simple.
Just note that you need to start the dough the night before you are going to bake it. Dissolve yeast and put everything in a bowl and mix. Add half of the flour and make a sticky dough. Add the remaining flour and mix until it is a smooth dough. It is still going to be very soft. Do not add more flour! Let rise overnight in the refrigerator. Immediately roll into a rectangle while dough is still cold (before it gets sticky) and spread on the filling. Roll into a cylinder and let rise. Bake, cool, slice, devour…
Until next time, happy eating.