Another recipe discovered tucked away in my grandmother’s cook book.

I’m going to try and translate the hand written recipe which is a bit worn out and has some buttery spots which has obscured the writing even more. (AKA if it calls for a bear’s testicle, probably not correct and you can try and figure it out.)

I’m also scouring the Google to help figure out more.

I have two recipes here; one from my Pop’s cousin (NOTE FROM ME: gave up trying to translate! Basically got to point where it looks like INVADE POLAND, STEAL THEIR DANISH!!!!)  and another from my aunt’s which is typed and instead of (g) of something, basically says THROW IN TWO PACKETS AND YEAST AND PRAY TO GOD IT DOESN’T DEVELOP CONSCIENCES AND TRY TO OVER THROW THE WORLD!

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KOLACE (KO-LA-CHE) OR KOLACHY PRONOUNCED KO-LAW-CHEY : (According to Wikipedia – A kolach is a type of pastry that holds a dollop of fruit, rimmed by a puffy pillow of supple dough. Originating as a semisweet wedding dessert from Central Europe, they have become popular in parts of the United States.

-Recipe from my aunt- (NOTE FROM ME – so many recipes with different fillings as discovered on Google!!! CLICK HERE for more recipes!!!)

DOUGH –

Use the same bread dough as for povetica except add 1/2 cup of sugar (NOTE FROM ME: Don’t have a recipe for povetica?? Welp, you hosed!!! Go invade some country, steal theirs!!! Or hit Google!! Good recipe HERE!)

Roll dough into size that will bake as a cream puff size. (NOTE FROM ME: What? You don’t know the size of a cream puff? GET OUT OF MY KITCHEN!!!! Just kidding! Screw it, go to bakery; ask “I WANT SOME KOLACE!!!!!!)

-FILLING –

Cottage cheese filling

1 lb dry cottage cheese; comes in a package
4 Egg Yolks
1 tbsp. melted butter
1/2 c raisins
1/2 c. sugar
Grated Lemon Rind
1/2 tsp vanilla

Press cheese through strainer.

Mix with egg yolks, butter, sugar, lemon rind, vanilla and raisins; spread on dough; roll into jelly-roll ball but cover ends with the dough itself.

Brush with egg mixed lightly with a spoon of water.

Baking time depends on your oven and altitude.

My aunt baked hers at 375 degrees for 30 minutes, but she suggested a test run before you put all of them in. Makes a bunch.

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