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Texas Style Kolaches

Simple sausage and cheese kolaches.
   Being from Texas I always loved picking up Kolaches and donuts for breakfast or brunch. Now I do know that technically kolaches are a fruit topped pastry but back home you could get them with all kinds of different meat fillings like BBQ pulled pork or sausage, my favorite. Now that I live in Idaho most people here have never even heard of kolaches so I have to make my own. I make a large batch for this recipe to have enough left over because they are easy to store and are great for quick breakfasts, brunch, lunch boxes, camping, and on the go snacking. My kids absolute love these.   

Here's what you need: 
•2 1/2 teaspoons quick rise dry yeast or two packets
• 2 cups warm milk  105-110 degrees 
• 1/2 cup sugar 
• 8 cups flour 
• 4 eggs
• 1 cup melted butter
• 2 teaspoons salt
• 1 extra egg beaten for egg wash 
• Sausage and shredded cheese. Or anything else your heart may desire for the filling. 

Makes approximately 48 kolaches

  1. In a very large bowl mix together yeast, warmed milk, sugar, and 1 cup of flour. Cover and let rise as shown in the pictures below. 
  2. In a separate bowl beat 4 eggs then slowly mix in the melted butter and salt.
  3. Stir in egg mixture to yeast mixture when doubled in size. 
  4. Mix in flour 1 cup at a time 
  5. Knead dough for several minutes on a floured surface then cover in a large greased bowl. Don't forget to spray oil on the plastic wrap to cover. 
  6. Let rise til doubled in size, about an hour. 
  7. Punch dough down then pull off small egg sized portions. 
  8. Flatten and stretch then place filling on top and wrap dough around pinching it back together. 
  9. Place seam side down on greased cookie sheet. 
  10. Brush top with egg wash. 
  11. Bake at 375 degrees for 13 - 15 minutes or til golden brown. 

Now eat up and enjoy. 

1 comment:

  1. My boys would love the surprise in the middle. This would be a great brunch item.