Saturday, December 27, 2008


1 teaspoon sugar
2 cups warm milk
1/4 cup very warm water
1 package yeast
2 cups flour

Mix all ingredients, cover and leave in warm place about 1 hour or until doubled in size (yeast sponge)

Yeast dough:

1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup oleo
Yeast Sponge
3-1/2 cups flour
1 egg, beaten

Mix all and let rise until double in size. Punch down dough and form into 1 inch balls and place inches apart on well greased baking sheet.
Set in warm place, let rise again until double in size.
Brush tops with egg; make a slight depression in top of each ball. Fil with prune filling. Bake 18-22 minutes at 350 or until golden brown.

Prune Filling:

3 dozen pitted prunes
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons oleo

Cook prunes, mash well, stir in remaining ingredients and cook over low heat, stirring frequently until thick - about 10 minutes.


  1. Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog! I appreciate it. :)

    I haven't had kolaches in a long time. My mom used to make them for my stepdad and I really loved them. She made several kinds and the ones I liked best were apricot and prune though I'm not normally a prune fan.

  2. My gram has made them with apricots, too! I don't know how far back in our family this particular version originated, but I can tell ya the last time I was out on the Iowa farm was about 37 years ago!

  3. Oh My I heart Koalaches we drive to Ennis Texas to get them fresh. They recently raised their prices so i was wanting to try my hand at them. My dd loves the cream cheese ones she always gets a dozen to herself. LOL