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.