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My wife Barbara, is of Czechoslovakian decent. Her family loved this old fruit filled recipe.


  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 cup Shortening (part butter)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3/4 cup Warm Water
  • 2 pkg Dry Yeast
  • 4 cups Flour


Cream sugar, shortening, salt and eggs thoroughly. Dissolve yeast in water and add to creamed mixture and add 1 1/2 cups of flour to yeast. Beat on low speed. Stir in remaining flour. Let rise in warm place for about 1 1/2 hours. Stir down and turn onto a well floured board. Divide into 24 equal pieces. Shape each piece into a smooth round ball. Place onto a greased baking sheet. Cover with cloth and let rest about 15 minutes. Form balls of dough into a flat 4 inch square. Place 1 tablespoonful of filling into the center. Bring opposite corners together. Moisten with milk, overlap about 1 inch and seal well. Let rise about 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bake Kolaches for 15 to 18 minutes or until brown . Brush with melted butter and dust lightly with confectioners' sugar. Serve warm or cold. Serves 24.