16 November 2011

Kolochi or Kolochy or Kolochki (from the beloved Easterners)

Ahh, technology. My cousin Kevin saw my posting on Twitter about my plans to bake my way through this year's Christmas list and suggested the following recipe. My waistline is in big trouble soon...

(Kevin's notes: This is from my mother, probably from Annie P., my grandmother.
So its either Polish or Czech)

Kevin has an amazing grandmother, second only to mine. Annie taught me how to make perogies many years ago and her recipe is still the absolute best! To say she has spunk is a huge understatement!



1 Tsp. Sugar
1/4 cup. warm water
1 tbsp (tablespoon) dry active yeast
1 Cup milk
1/4 tsp. butter or vegetable shortening
1 beaten egg
3- 1/4 cup flour
2 tbsp melted butter
raspberry or apricot jam or poppy seeds
1/4 cup butter
1 tsp. salt
1/4 cup sugar

1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/3 cup flour
2 tbsp. melted butter

Dissolve 1 tsp. sugar in warm water, sprinkle yeast over water, Let
stand 10 minutes or until frothy.

In a small saucepan, heat together; Milk, 1/4 cup sugar, salt and
butter, until butter is melted. Let cool to lukewarm.

In a large bowl combine dissolved yeast mixture and beaten egg.
Gradually beat in 1-1/2 cups flour/ Beat vigorously for 2 minutes.
Gradually  stir in enough of the remaining flour to make a soft dough,
slightly sticky. Turn dough onto floured board and knead until dough
is smooth and elastic. Place dough in large greased bowl, turning to
grease all over. Cover and let rise until dough is doubled in bulk.
(About 1-1/2 hours)

Meanwhile, prepare topping by mixing together sugar, flour, cinnamon
and melted butter until it resembles coarse meal. Set aside.

Punch dough down and cut into 24 - 30 pieces. Roll each piece into a
ball, place on greased baking sheet. Cover loosely, let rise for 1

After they have risen, make a small indentation in each ball, brush
with butter. Fill with about 1/2 tsp. jam or poppy seed (Which ever
you like) Sprinkle with topping.

Bake in 375 F oven for 15 - 20 minutes or until golden brown.

(Thanks so much.  Easier to read yours than mom's.  One change you should make to your typing is the yeast.  It is not 1 pkg or 1 tsp but 1 tbsp (tablespoon))