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Monday, July 17, 2017

The Texas Czech

Traditionally, a kolache is a wonderful little Czech-style pastry with sweet fillings. Trust the Americans to take it a step further, turn it savory, and serve it with picante sauce!

Texas-style kolaches

To make the dough, mix together 2-3 cups of flour (as required for dough consistency) with a spoon of butter, a spoon of dry yeast, three spoons of sugar, a quarter cup of warm milk, an egg, water as required and a pinch of salt. Fair warning: the dough will be very sticky, but should be firm enough to start to come together. Wrap in cling-wrap and refrigerate for 4 or more hours.

You can have a variety of savory stuffing options, from a breakfasty egg and bacon scramble to a sausage to curried chicken! Keep your stuffing ready while you preheat the oven to 180C. Get the dough out and roll into 5-7 balls. Make a dent in each ball and stuff with your choice of filling and pinch the dough up around the stuffing to cover. Place the balls seam-down on to a baking tray and bake for 15 minutes or until golden!

Serve with picante sauce.