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Kolache Rolls II

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Kolache Rolls II

Difficulty: Expert
Cuisine Eastern European
Keyword Breads, cookies, desserts
Method Oven
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 35 minutes
Rising Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes
Servings 6 Rolls


  • Several Large Mixing Bowls
  • Several Baking Sheets
  • Rolling Pin
  • Electric Hand Mixer



  • 6 Cups Flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • Cup Sugar
  • 2 Pkgs Dry Yeast
  • 1 Lemon - Zested
  • ½ Cup Milk - Warmed
  • 1 Cup Butter
  • 6 Egg Yolks
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream

Nut Filling

  • 2 Lbs Wlanuts - Ground fine
  • 1 ½ Cups Sugar - Brown or White
  • 6 Egg Whites - Beaten Stiff
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract - or Zest of one Lemon
  • 2 Tbsp Butter - Melted
  • Milk - Warmed

Poppyseed Filling

  • 4 Cups Poppyseed Ground - 1 Lb
  • 1 Can Applesauce - 1 Lb
  • 1 ½ Cups Sugar - Brown or White
  • 2 Tbsp Butter Melted - Melted
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract - or Zest of one Lemon

Apricot Filling:

  • 1 lb. Dried Apricots
  • 1 cup Sugar


  • Preheat Oven to 325°F.

Nut Filling

  • Mix Nuts, Sugar, and flavorings together.
  • Fold in stiffly beaten Egg Whites.
  • Gradually add Warmed Milk until you have an easy spreading consistancy.

Poppyseed Filling

  • Combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  • Let stand several hours or overnight to thicken and blend flavors.

Apricot Filling:

  • Place dried apricots in a small saucepan and pour in just enough water to cover the apricots. Boil until the apricots are soft. Do not let all the water evaporate. Add a little bit more to keep the filling from burning.
  • Add the sugar and continue to cook until thick.
  • Either puree in a food processor, blender, or with an immersion blender in a bowl. If the filling is too runny, return it to the sauce pot to continue to cook.


  • Dissolve yeast in Warmed Milk with 1 Tbsp of Sugar and set aside to bubble
  • In another bowl, sift together flour and remaining Sugar then cut in Butter as for a Pie Crust.
  • In a separate bowl, blend Sour Cream, Lemon Zest, and Egg Yolks.
  • Make a well in flour and add Yeast and Sour Cream & Egg mixture.
  • Mix with hands to form a ball.
  • Divide dough into 5 or 6 equal parts.
  • Roll out onto floured surface into a 14″ x 14″ square.
  • Spread with filling to three edges and leave 2″ margin on final edge for rolling.
  • Moisten 2" edge with water, roll up tightly, and seal seam.
  • Tuck in ends. Place on lightly greased baking sheet, seam side down.
  • Using long wooden toothpicks, prick all over – all the way through.
  • Cover and allow to rise until doubled in volume.
  • Bake for 35 to 40 Minutes or nicely browned.
  • Remove from oven and brush with melted butter.
  • Cool BEFORE removing from pan.


This may also be made with Leckvar (Prune) filling which you can make following the Apricot Filling Recipe and Instructions above.  Just substitute Dried Prunes.

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