Kolache 2

Kolache is our family favourite. My husband used to get them for Shipley. I made stuffed buns when our friends came over. I made it using pizza dough. And there was a discussion regarding fillings and there was an idea that the dough will work out great with sausages. So I decided to try making kolaches at home from scratch.

I made Jalapeno and cheese kolaches for New Years eve. I used fresh Jalapeno slices and cheese singles. I used bun length sausages.

Kolache 3

The recipe is from Confections of a foodie bride.

The recipe below yield 7 kolaches.

Ingredients for Dough:

  • Active Dry Yeast – 1 + 1/8 tsp
  • Water – 2 tbsps, warm water
  • Milk – 1/2 cup warm milk
  • Unsalted butter – 2 tbsps, melted and cooled
  • Egg – 1
  • Sugar – 1/4 cup+ 1 tbsp
  • Salt – 1/2 tsp
  • All purpose flour – 2 cups+2 tbsps

Ingredients for filling:

  • Bun length sausages – 7
  • Jalapeno  – sliced (optional)
  • Cheese singles – 7


  • Mix yeast and water in a large mixing bowl.
  • Let it rest for 5 minutes.
  • Add milk, egg, butter, sugar and salt. Whisk until well combined.
  • Add flour and mix until just combined. The dough will be sticky.
  • Cover the bowl with a wrap and let the dough raise in a warm place for 2 hours.
  • Punch the dough or let it rest in the refrigerator overnight or for 4 hours.
  • The dough will not raise a lot if refrigerated.( I refrigerated the dough, the result was perfect kolache)
  • Divide dough into 7 balls and let them rest on a greased baking tray for 20 minutes.
  • Roll the dough between your palm and elongate it to the length of the sausage.
  • Roll the dough into a rectangle(approximately) big enough to place the sausage .
  • Tear a cheese single into two long slices and place it on the rolled dough.
  • Place jalapeno slices and sausage.
  • Bring the two long ends together and pinch to close the seams.
  • Pinch the two ends and close it.
  • Roll the kolache on the counter like you roll a rolling pin to smoothen it.
  • Place the kolache on a parchment lined cookie sheet greased with oil. Place them 2 inches apart.
  • Let it rest until the oven preheats.
  • Preheat oven to 375F.
  • Bake kolaches for 25 minutes until they turn golden brown.
  • Rotate baking sheet once as it bakes.

Kolache 1


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