About this recipe: Finally, a bread machine recipe for these beloved traditional Polish and Czech pastries. Like pastry pillows filled with your favourite jams (or other fillings), these are airy, fruity, yummy wonders (with the hard kneading work taken out)! You can find poppy seed filling online or at Polish or Eastern European shops; otherwise, it is fine to use apricot filling instead.
They look waaay to pale for kolache. I now, I am Czech... I know kolache. They look very underdone. This is what they should look like: http://www.pekarstviulifku.cz/pictures/big/01%20RAN_8590%20n%C3%A1hled%20JPG.jpg And! You never use dried milk powder for making them. You need to use normal liquid milk. Also, you always sprinkle a bit of kind of crumby mixture on top (a bit similar to what you use on apple crumble but just a little). And you don't put potatoes in kolache... ever. Also - before you put them in the oven you brush them with melted butter. - 27 Sep 2013
Made 2 batches of this today and they turned out perfectly!! I substituted baby cereal (the dry flaky kind) for the potato flakes....the baby cereal is better nutrition-wise so thought I would try it since it has the same consistency as instant potatoes. The kolaches turned out light and wonderful! The dough was beautiful, and very easy to work with, too. Served them to 24 people and they were asking for seconds!!! No problem w/my filling running out -- with kolaches you need to make a deep indentation, and do not fill them completely full. Used apricot preserves as the filling, and made a struesel topping to sprinkle over the preserves. I think I will start using this recipe instead of my old kolache one. Great recipe!! - 11 Dec 2002 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
SO GOOD! My husbands absolute favorite. Instead of buying the pie filling I made my own: 2 cups of frozen blueberries 1/4 cup white sugar 1/2 cup water 1-2 tbls cornstarch bring to a boil and simmer until thick.......YUM! - 04 Feb 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)