Fruit-Filled Kolaches

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Appears in Cook's Country December/January 2013

These Czech pastries are ubiquitous in the Hill Country of Texas. (Who knew?) We wanted to come up with a recipe that a home baker (Texan or not) could be proud of.

SERVESMakes 16 kolaches

TIME1½ hours, plus 2½ hours rising and 20 minutes cooling

Fruit-Filled Kolaches

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Brought to America by Czech immigrants and popular in Texas, these sweet pastries are heaped with either fruit or cheese filling. Many recipes call for mixing the dough gently, but we found that lengthy kneading yielded a more supple dough ...

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