Catholic Recipe: Kolace (Bohemian Filled Buns)
Little experience is needed to be successful with this delicious Easter recipe for filled buns from Bohemia.
In a large bowl cream butter or margarine and add 4 egg yolks, one at a time. Add yeast dissolved in warm milk, 4 egg whites beaten stiff, the cream sugar, salt and lemon rind. Into this mixture sift 5 cups of flour. Beat the dough hard, until it does not stick; cover it, and put it in a warm place. When it is double its original size, take it out by the tablespoonful and place each spoon of dough separately on a floured board. Roll each into a ball and then flatten it like a cookie, about 1/2 inch thick. Make 5 dents in the center with your finger and fill with jam, cottage cheese, poppy seed or fruit. Lightly push up the edges with your finger. Let the Koläce rise in the pan, brush with beaten egg or cream, and bake in a moderate oven (375° F.) for about 15 minutes or until nicely browned.Recipe Source: Family Customs: Easter to Pentecost by Helen McLoughlin, The Liturgical Press, Collegeville, Minnesota, 1956