Blueberry KolacheSubmitted by: AMMER333
IntroductionA recipe I found on http://www.cookiemadness.net A recipe I found on http://www.cookiemadness.net
1 cup milk
2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast or 1 packet
1 teaspoon sugar
5 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon salt
2 3/4 cups plus more if needed, lightly spooned and swept bread flour (12 Â½ oz by weight)
1- 2 tablespoons melted butter for brushing
Quick Blueberry Filling
1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon cornstarch
Lemon juice to taste
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat together butter and remaining 1/4 cup sugar. Add egg yolk and salt and mix well.
Stir the milk/yeast mixture in with butter mixture, then stir in 1/2 cup of the flour. Stir in remaining flour, Â½ cup at a time, to make a soft dough yet not-too-sticky to handle dough. Continue kneading until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. If you want, you can place the bowl on a Kitchen Aid and let the kneading hook do the work.
Place dough in a greased bowl, turn once to grease surface. Cover and let rise until doubled in bulk, about 1 1/2 hours.
Punch dough down and turn out onto lightly floured surface. Pinch off egg size portions and roll into a ball using the palm of your hands in circular motion. Place about 1 inch apart on a greased cookie sheet. Brush kolaches with melted butter, cover with a cloth and let rise until light, about 1 hour. While kolaches rise, prepare filling and topping (see below).
Use your fingers to make an indentation in each ball and fill each opening with about 1 tablespoon (or more) of filling. Sprinkle with crumb topping and let rise again for 20 minutes.
Bake in a preheated 425Â°F oven for about 10-15 minutes. Mine took a full 15.
BlueBerry filling instructions:
Place frozen berries in a saucepan set over medium heat. Add sugar. Stir together water and cornstarch to dissolve cornstarch, then pour over berries. Cook over medium, stirring often, until mixture thickens and liquid changes from cloudy to clear. Remove from heat and add some fresh lemon juice - about a teaspoon. Let cool to room temperature. When ready to use in kolaches, use a slotted spoon to lift berries from syrup. Save syrup for another use and fill kolaches with cooked, syrup coated berries. I used frozen blueberries, but I think frozen strawberries or even raspberries would work.
Number of Servings: 8
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user AMMER333.