July 17, 2011
When I first heard of Kolache I thought, “Say whatey?” A few weeks ago I had never even heard of this yummy treat, but since joining the fun of the Clickin Moms 3rd Annual Scavenger Hunt, I’ve been introduced to a new favorite. Also spelled Kolacky, this Czech treat is a type of pastry that holds a dollop of fruit rimmed by a puffy pillow of supple dough.
I’ve been slowly but surely making my way through the scavenger hunt list, and I thought that this item was a perfect way to kill two birds with one stone. My poor blog has been a bit neglected of late, I’ve been entrenched in the scavenger hunt you know – and my family is starting to think I’m a tad crazy with the lengths I will go to cross something off my list .
So while making these pastries did cross an item off my list, it also allowed me to share this deliciousness with you too. These were definitely VERY tasty. I filled mine with raspberry jam and white chocolate chips, but there are so many other possibilities too. PB&J and lemon curd are two that come to mind…hmmm…I may have to try that next. Well, I’m off – I’ve got a list to get through before the 31st. Wish me luck!
Raspberry White Chocolate Kolache
(adapted from Allrecipes)
- 3 ounces cream cheese
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup any flavor fruit jam
- 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar for decoration
- Mix cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add flour slowly until well blended. Shape into a ball and chill overnight or for several hours.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Roll dough out 1/8 inch thick on a floured pastry board. Cut into 2 1/2 inch squares and place 1/2 tsp (approx) of jam or preserves. Overlap opposite corners and pinch together. Place on ungreased cookie sheets.
- Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool. Sprinkle lightly with confectioner's sugar.