Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Homemade kolaches!


Since I busted out the biscuit recipe last week, it got some gears turning in my head about making some kolaches at home.

What’s a kolache (co-lah-chee) you ask?  Think “savory stuffed donut”.  Or, “giant pig-in-a-blanket”.  We used to buy them by the dozen from Home Cut Donuts in Lafayette, LA (conveniently located one block from my old office).  A pretty darn tasty way to start the day.  Available with cheese, jalapenos…yum.

So I took the biscuit recipe from last week, & mixed it up a bit—rather than using straight all-purpose flour, I used half AP flour, and half wheat pastry flour to give it a lighter texture.


RECIPE: (makes 4 kolaches)

1/2 cup all purpose flour

1/2 cup wheat pastry flour

1/2 tbsp sugar

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp cajun seasoning

1/2 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/4 cup shortening (we used light margarine)

1 egg white

1/3 cup milk

2 smoked Polish sausages, casing removed

4 slices cheddar cheese



Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl, then cut in the shortening until crumbly.  Add the egg & milk and then stir until the dough leaves the side of the bowl.

Turn onto a floured surface, and  knead gently, about 20 strokes.  Then roll or pat out to about 3/4 inch thick, then cut into 4 strips.

Once the casings have been removed from the sausages, wrap a piece of cheese around the sausage, and then wrap a strip of dough around that.  Pinch the seam closed, and place seam side down onto a lightly greased cookie sheet.


Bake at 450F for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned.



Now THAT’S a tasty bite.



Calories 398

  Total Fat 25.1 g

  Saturated Fat 10.1 g

  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0 g

  Monounsaturated Fat 2.6 g

  Cholesterol 80.4 mg

  Sodium 674.3 mg

  Potassium 47.1 mg

  Total Carbohydrate 26.1 g

  Dietary Fiber 3.7 g

  Sugars 3.1 g

  Protein 18.9 g

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