KOLACKY (KOLACHES) with Orange Raspberry filling

Texas is the where these Danish-like pastries are popular. Brought to the States by Czech Immigrants who eventually settled in the Lone Star State.

Kolacky, Kolaches

I have seen these pastries in many shapes, but the round one is doubtless the easiest and most appealing. The ones shaped like “cannoli” where the dough is folded over tend to spill the content, in my opinion.

Then, there are the “TEXAS Kolacky” with meat, of course. But I will save that for another time.

The recipe is fairly easy, but takes time.

Kolacky, Kolaches


Makes 16 pastries

Level Easy

Time: 3 to 4 hours



1 C Milk, whole

1 stick of Butter, unsalted

1 lg Egg plus 2 yolks

17 oz Bread Flour

1/3 C granulated sugar

1 T dry yeast

1 heaping tsp of kosher salt


4 Oz Cream Cheese at room temperature

2 T Sour Cream

4 T sugar

4 t cornstarch

4 T chopped candied orange peel

1 Cup of fresh raspberries

a pinch of salt


3 T flour

3 T sugar

1 T butter

1 t cinnamon

a pinch of salt

EGG WASH: the egg whites left from above mixed with 1 T cream or milk

Kolacky, Kolaches


Place the yeast in the bowl of a stand up mixer. Add one Tbs of the sugar and the milk, lukewarm.

When the yeast is active, add flour, the remaining sugar, the eggs and mix until the dough comes together.

Add the butter a piece at a time until fully incorporated, about 8 to 10 minutes kneading on medium.

Add the salt and mix one more minute.

Cover the dough with plastic and let it rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

In the meantime, prepare the filling:

mix all the ingredients with a fork until smooth, refrigerate until ready to use.

Prepare the Streusel:

Mix sugar and flour with the cinnamon. Add butter a bit at a time until it resembles wet send. Refrigerate.

When Dough has doubled:

Divide it into 16 equal size portions. Roll each one into a ball with a smooth top. Place 8 balls in a sheet pan.

Repeat until all the dough is gone.

Cover the pans and the doughballs with a towel and let it double in volume.

Pre heat oven to 350F

Kolacky, Kolaches

Make an indentation on the center of each bun, and using both hands create a well (not ripping the bottom of the dough while you create the cavity) about 2 ” in diameter

Repeat with all the dough, brush it with the egg wash, sprinkle with Streussel.

Now place about 2 T Scant of the filling and 2 fresh raspberries in each cavity.

Bake about 25 to 30 min until golden brown.

Kolacky, Kolaches


Kolacky, Kolaches

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