Published Feb 03, 2010 in Pastries

Recipe Clipping For KolachiThis recipe was clipped from a newspaper and found in a large collection, date unknown. Kolachi is a type of pastry with a fruit or nut filling. Recipe is typed below along with a scanned copy below.

The dough for Mrs. Minerich’s kolachi is easy to make, and needs only one rise. For an apricot version, substitute canned apricot filling — about one cup for each roll — for the nut mixture.


1 cup warm milk
1 package active dry yeast
1 cup butter, melted
4 eggs, beaten
3 tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
6 cups flour
1/4 tsp. salt

Dissolve yeast in milk and set aside. In large bowl, combine melted butter and eggs. Stir in sugar. Add yeast-milk mixture and vanilla and stir well. Stir in flour, a little at a time. Add salt and mix well.

Divide dough into six equal portions. Roll out each portion on floured pastry cloth to a 9-by-15-inch rectangle. Spread entire surface of each rectangle with about 1 1/3 cups nut mixture. Starting with long edge of dough, roll up jelly-roll fashion. Pinch ends and fold under to seal.

Place rolls, seam-side down, on lightly greased cookie sheets. Let rise, uncovered, in warm place for about 1 1/2 to two hours. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer to wire racks to cool, and brush with more melted butter, if desired. Serve with butter or cream cheese. Makes six loaves.

Nut filling

3 egg whites, stiffly beaten
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 lb. ground walnuts
2 to 3 tbsp. milk

Combine egg whites, sugar, vanilla and walnuts in bowl, and add enough milk so that mixture is of spreading consistency. Makes enough filling for three rolls.

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11 Responses to Kolachi Recipe Clipping

Published 3 June, 2016 in 6:54 pm

One of my favorite things – the recipe I have calls for evaporated milk. Other fillings are poppy seeds, almonds, christmas fruit mix, and for the people who are allergic to nuts I have made with with cinnamon and brown sugar – I have also seen recipes where they fill it with egg white and dates, etc – no matter what you fill it with it is a recipe worth having handy and these rolls freeze well – great for entertaining, giving as gifts with cookies, etc. enjoy

Patricia Wood
Published 6 August, 2016 in 10:39 pm

Love old-timey recipes.

Published 31 March, 2017 in 11:44 am

I love the Kolachi recipe ,intend to make it. Thank you.

Roberta Faris
Published 22 May, 2017 in 9:00 am

Looking for original Bohemian/Czech Sweet Kolache Recipe my grandma used to make using a folded square (like a diaper pattern)

Published 23 July, 2017 in 7:56 pm

I love to us my cookbooks all the time and I love to go back and look at the older ones that are wrote and the ones that peaple have give me from my grandma and matherinlaw thinks for this

Published 9 October, 2017 in 9:27 am

My grandparents lived in a small czech community in Iowa. My grandmother was a pro at kolaches. Made them for many functions. The most common was prune kolaches,but also made cherry, peach,apple and poppyseed. I just loved the sweet dough with the yummy fillings! Have not had anything that compares to hers. I am definately going to try this one. It may be THE one.

Published 4 November, 2018 in 4:29 pm

Another classic filling is sieved cottage cheese, enriched with egg yolk, vanilla, white raisins (probably soaked-milk?). I once used a quick bread dough recipe using cream cheese in the dough (nice). One can make individual “tarts.”

Published 8 May, 2019 in 6:42 am

Looks like I didn’t understand/comprehend this recipe. I thought Kolachi a small pastries filled with different fillings…..not rolled, filled dough …..
like Walnut Roll, that I am familiar…..please explain…..thank you…..Mira

Barbara Rank
Published 25 March, 2020 in 2:08 pm

Can’t wait to make will bring back memories of my mom and grandmother

Published 19 September, 2022 in 4:30 pm

Did u ever try that Kolachi dough?? I grew up eating these also.Those old-timer ladies had magic hands! I’m eager to find a recipe that brings back memories!!

Published 19 September, 2022 in 4:41 pm

I found on here a recipe called Hungarian Christmas Bread that sounds wonderful. It is shown on an old yellowed article….hope u can find it!!

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