4.54 of 29

Kolaches II

One of our Christmas breakfast traditions - we make cherry, apricot and blueberry.
Prep30 Mins
Cook20 Mins
Ready125 Mins


  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 1/2 cups scalded milk
  • 4 egg yolks, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons active dry yeast
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup fruit preserves


  1. 1Cream shortening and sugar together. Stir in salt, hot milk, beaten egg yolks, and flavoring. When lukewarm, add yeast to mixture. Let stand 5 minutes. Add flour, beating well. Knead down into bowl. The dough will be slightly sticky. Let rise 1 hour.
  2. 2Cut off small balls of dough. Roll into rounds in your hands, and place on greased cookie sheets 2 inches apart. Let rise 15 minutes.
  3. 3Make a depression into the center of each roll. Fill with fruit preserves.
  4. 4Bake at 450 degrees F (230 degrees C) until brown. Watch carefully. Cool on wire racks.
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