Easy Kolache Recipe for a Sweet OR Savory Treat!

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When my husband and I moved to Texas, we discovered a delicious treat called kolaches and instantly fell in love. What are kolaches? Picture a sweet yeast type roll stuffed with the filling of your choice…eggs and cheese for breakfast, pepperoni and sauce with mozzarella for lunch, sausage and jalapenos for a little kick! You can also top your homemade kolaches recipe with a fruit filling for a sweet breakfast or dessert treat. This kolache recipe is easy and we made it a family affair. I am all for families cooking together. And helping to clean up the mess!

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 Easy Kolache Recipe for a Sweet OR Savory Treat!

History of Kolaches

So, what is the history of kolaches? Basically, it is a traditional food that originated in Central Europe, mainly from Czech and Slovak regions. Kolaches came to the United States with Czech immigrants, many of whom settled in Texas. However, there are many cities around the US that are passionate about their kolaches. Several cities even  hold annual Kolache Festival celebrations! Check out this Czechoslovakian cookbook on Amazon. They have a great selection of recipes and some interesting historical info.

The Czechoslovak Cookbook: Czechoslovakia's best-selling cookbook adapted for American kitchens. Includes recipes for authentic dishes like Goulash, ... Torte. (Crown Classic Cookbook Series)Czech & Slovak Food & CookingMy Czech Heritage Cookbook

Kolache Filling Ideas

So, we have been making homemade kolaches for a while and everyone has their favorite kolache filling. This easy  kolache recipe can be filled with sausage, egg, and cheese (my favorite!), pepperoni and cheese (my daughter’s favorite!) or jalapenos and cheese (my husbands favorite!). Using store bought jam or homemade lemon curd are also great for dolloping on top. Make sure you seal your homemade kolaches well and don’t over stuff them. You will end up with filling all over everywhere. Use a silicone baking mat on your cookie sheet to make cleanup easier.


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 Homemade kolaches recipe

Easy Kolache Recipe

Yields 12

Homemade Kolache Recipe

This homemade kolaches recipe can be sweet or savory. A delicious hot pocket of meats, egg, cheese, or topped with fruit.

4 hrPrep Time

15 minCook Time

4 hr, 15 Total Time

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  • Ingredients:
  • 1 package of yeast
  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 c plus 1/4 c melted butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • fillings of your choice...we did combinations of egg, cheese, dried jalapenos or jam topped


  1. Method:
  2. In large bowl combine yeast, warm milk, sugar and 1 cup flour. Mix, cover, let rise til double (about 30 to 45 minutes)
  3. In separate bowl mix eggs, 1/2 cup melted butter, and salt. Add to mixture 1 when ready. Stir in 2 cups flour or a little more (took us 2 1/2). Dough should be soft and moist.
  4. Knead 10 minutes. Put in greased bowl and let rise til double (about an hour)
  5. Punch down dough and pull off chunks (very large egg sized or small fist size). Place on greased cookie sheet and flatten to about 5 inches across (smaller for jam topped ones, larger for ones that will be stuffed). Brush with melted butter and place stuffing in center. Pull up sides to cover and pinch to seal. Flip over so sealed side is on bottom. Let rise 30 minutes. For jam Kolaches, let rise 30 minutes first, then make indentations in the top and fill with spoonfuls of jam.
  6. Bake in preheated oven at 375 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes. Brush with more melted butter when they come out of the oven.
  7. Serve and enjoy!



2633 cal


102 g


366 g


62 g
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Have you ever made homemade Kolaches?


  1. These sound so good!!! Thanks for sharing!
  2. I am going to have to give this a shot! Thanks for visiting my blog (by the way, I love NCIS, Bones etc. as well!)
    Have a great week!
  3. OMG!! That sounds so delicious!! I would do it with mozzarella and marinara for me. YUM!
  4. yvettesblogs.com says
    Sound delicious and love that you have the option of making them savoury or sweet..Yvette x
  5. This looks so good! I found you from y'day What's Cooking Wednesday. I would love for you to share this recipe or another at my Tip Day Thursday Carnival over at Around My Family Table. Thanks. Wendy

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