Friday, January 28, 2011

Sweet story



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Epilogue.  These blackberry kolaches were my first ever attempt at this Czech and Slovak pastry.  They were delicious.  And I was proud.  So proud in fact that I made sure my family knew how proud I was.  And I may or may not have requested each of them tell me how proud they were of me.  I mashed together several recipes that I found on allrecipes.com and just went with it.  More kolaches are in my near future and once I have a perfect recipe formulated I'll share it here. 

Until then I shall suffer the anguish of research. 

-dana

34 comments:

grendelskin said...

Oh, yum! Do share it when you get it tweaked to your satisfaction. LOVE your new header!

~Michelle~ said...

Ooh, can't wait for the recipe! I figured out over Christmas that my hubs has never had a kolache before, which is a complete shame! My grandma used to make them all the time :)

kiddlebug said...

Those look delicious! There's nothing wrong with being proud and "reminding" your family that they should be proud too. ;)

Betsy Lynn said...

Dana,
I have been making kolackys for over 30 years and this is the recipe I use:

http://solofoods.com/European_Kolacky.aspx

Try it, I think you'll like it!

Loafer Mountain Primitives said...

And they're diet cookies, right?
God don't tempt me with the blackberries Please!
Tisha

Trudi said...

Mmm, they look delicious! I'll be right over! lol Happy testing! Somebody's got to do it right, it may as well be you Dana! Enjoy!

Judy said...

Oh my goodness! All I can say is YUM!!!!!

em's scrapbag said...

They look fabulous! My mouth is watering. I'll be waiting anxiously for the recipe.

Cap Creations said...

Those look yum!

Will you be having a sale on your sugar scrub anytime soon?

Thanks!

Christy said...

Oh you poor thing! You shouldn't have to carry such a burden. Send some to California and I'll help you out. Really, what are friends for?

Kristen said...

Delisc! Anything with jam and frosting is yummy!!

Sara said...

Oh my send some my way:P

Leila said...

They look amazing!

ksrunt said...

OH MY GAWD! Gimme them.

Lizzie said...

Oh my, I'll be waiting for that one, yum...!
Lizzie
xxx

sarah, rsm said...

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm ... ok, i'll stop now. :-D

Colleen said...

Thanks for taking one for the team!

Kari said...

If you twist my arm, I just might share my recipe for kolache dough to be made in the bread machine. Actually, as soon as I can get it together, I'll post it on my blog. If you are interested, let me know!

Kim said...

I thought I smelled something wonderful....are they as good as they look?


Happy Sewing

alice said...

Oh yummy!!! Add a few more pats on the back from me.
You put lots of that delious looking glaze on top.
L,A-

Corinnea said...

I look forward to the perfected recipe!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Hey Dana, I'm half Czech and waiting for the kolachy recipe! These look wonderful.

Trish said...

ZOMG. Get back into that kitchen and perfect immediately so you can share. I'm dying over those pictures!

Jessica Christensen said...

Those look deliciously evil. I do love blackberries. So. Much.

Angi said...

Congratulations! YUMMY!

Angela said...

Hi, I am Czeck and live in an area with a large Czeck population. I have several Kolache recipes that I've personally experienced so if you want me to send them your way let me know.

Tipper said...

You must have them perfected before our trip-wouldn't that be a good breakfast before dancing : )

Love the ferris wheel quilt!!

Tipper said...

You must have them perfected before our trip-wouldn't that be a good breakfast before dancing : )

Love the ferris wheel quilt!!

Scottish Nanna said...

YUM YUM I have A cup of tea ready
Hugs Mary.

Karen Sue said...

can't wait for a recipe. Baking is my weakness..

Lori said...

Yuh.Umm. One bite of these may just send me over the edge. Will keep checking back for the recipe.

And then, when I bake them myself, I'll be sure to steady myself against the counter...to counter my weakness for fruity pastry delicacies!

Thanks for sharing. And for the continued inspiration :)

Wendy said...

Oh these are also good with sausages in them.

candy said...

I always thought these were Polish. They always have them at the Polish festival in St. Louis, made by cute little old Polish women.

ytsmom said...

Ahh, Kolaches! The fabric my family is made from. They are a whole lot easier to eat (warm from the oven) than they are to make!