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Desperately Seeking Kolaches

Does anyone know where to find individual fruit Kolaches (not the rolled kind) in LA, OC, IE.. anywhere in SoCal ??

pic http://www.flickr.com/photos/thechurc...

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  1. Would you consider making them? My mother neighbor makes wonderful ones, I can get the recipe if you would like

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    1. re: travelchow

      I am considering it.. I would definitely buy some from an at home baker also. That's what we did when visiting my grandma in Kansas when I was a kid. Bought them from ladies who baked at home.
      I'd love to see the recipe, thank you so much for the kind offer : ) sirena_socal@sbcglobal.net

      1. re: soulimar

        Please post any recipes on the Home Cooking board - the poster is welcome to post a link to that thread here.


    2. What about the kind filled with eggs or meat - does anyone know of a place in Los Angeles to get these? There is a Kolache Factory in the Indianapolis airport that we've tried several times now and it is a great mix of Asian dumplings/Western fillings.

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      1. re: thegingerbreadgirl

        I have seen those types of Kolaches on the Kolache Factory website. They ship all sorts of things http://www.kolachefactory.com/

        I am primarily interested in the Czech style fruit ones.

      2. Call Chef Wolfgang at 3 Square Cafe on Abbott Kinney. He used to bake kolaches for breakfast before the cafe got really swamped. I remember last year at Rockewnagner, they had the blueberry and raspberry kind. They were really good, especially when newly baked :)

        3 Square Cafe + Bakery

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        1. re: sharkgirl88

          Thanks for the post. I called them and they no longer have them and do not take special orders :( drats!

          1. re: Oh Robin

            Kolaches are delicious. They're pastries that you can get filled with either fruit or sweet cheese (my favorite). I haven't found these since leaving Chicago, with all of its wonderful Polish bakeries. Yum. Now I want kolaches too.

            1. re: Oh Robin

              here's a pic they are great, the bread part is very simple tasting. it is not a sweet and buttery as traditional danishes. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thechurc...

              1. re: soulimar

                Mmmm looks delish... like sweet hamburger buns with fruit filling

            2. Finally found the neighbors recipe, had posted the wrong one.
              She is a wonderful Polish recipe and this is simple:
              2 sticks unsalted butter
              1/2 cup sugar
              2 egg yolks
              2 cups flour
              mix butter, sugar, egg yolks, then add flour. Pinch out & make round balls, flatten them on the pan & put filling in the middle (I remmeber she always used differenent jams) Bake at 375 for 12-15 minutes.
              Easy and good

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                1. re: soulimar

                  This is another Polish recipe from Chicago. The cream cheese makes all the difference:

                  1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
                  1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
                  2 cups flour
                  1 1/4 cups confectioner's sugar
                  2 teaspoons baking powder
                  1 (12-ounce) can Solo brand dessert filling (any flavor)

                  Beat cream cheese and butter or margarine at low speed until soft and fluffy, about 1 minute. In another bowl, stir together flour, 1 cup confectioners' sugar and the baking powder. Slowly beat flour mixture into cream cheese mixture, beating until dough is smooth, about 2 minutes. Shape dough, by rounded teaspoonfuls, into balls and place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Press your thumb into each ball and spoon filling into the indentation.

                  Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven unit the bottoms are lightly browned, about 12-15 minutes. Remove cookies to a wire rack and cool completely. Dust tops with remaining confectioners' sugar.

              1. hello
                I am Czech and you are looking for makovy (poppy seed) kolace and kolace s ovocem (fruit) the closest place in L.A. area (besides my mothers kitchen) is at the Alpine Village in Torrance - the German bakery inside the supermarket often makes these fresh on weekly basis. It has been a few months since I've shopped there but Im sure they still make them. Also totally by a fluke I have seen the poppy seed version at the bakery in Japan Town, I was skeptical of the Japanese version but they tasted very similar.

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