Gardening Articles by Karin
East Cobb County GA
Sons of the
Creek Garden Club
Kolac' or Buchta,
is Slovakian coffee cake. This recipe was written
out by Larry's Great-Aunt Pauline, who credited it to the St. Louis
Globe-Democrat, March 12, 1954. For a slightly different version, passed
on by Larry's mother, click here.
|2 cakes yeast, 1/2 cup lukewarm water, 2 cups milk,
1 cup sugar, 2 teas. salt, 1/2 cup shortening, 8 cups flour, 1 egg
|| "This is the way I prepare it.
After all ingredients are in bowl, I
beat it very smooth and elastic, and let it rise for about 1 hour or more
until it doubles its amount. Then on floured board, I take dough and shape it
with filling and roll up. Bake at 375 until nice and brown. about 30 minutes."|
"Dissolve yeast in water. Scald milk and add sugar,
salt, shortening and then cool. Beat in the egg, flour and dissolved
yeast. Put on a floured board and roll about one fourth inch thick.
Brush lightly with melted butter. Sprinkle generously with cinnamon and
sugar. Roll up and put in a greased angel food cake pan. Let rise one hour
and 25 minutes. Bake one hour at 375 degrees (a cold oven to start)"
|Aunt Pauline also noted that the pastry could be filled with Poppy
1 cup ground poppy seed
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 stick butter (or less)
3/4 cup milk
"Bring to a boil milk, add butter, pour over poppy seed
and sugar. Mix to smooth paste. If you like it sweet, add more sugar and
milk if needed."