I spent Saturday afternoon doing some favorite baking of mine, making my grandmothers Kolachi. I have always had fond memories her kolachis as a kids, it was the one thing that I really looked forward to at family get together, especially at Christmas time.
A few years ago i spent an afternoon with grandma learing how to make what I feel is a family tradition, the funny thing is, as much as I adhere to the recipe, it just doesn’t tase like hers, and probably never will. Thankfully we still have her here to make them for us. 🙂
If you would like to make some yourself, here is the recipe.
You will need:
Time, at least three hours or so, making these tasty little things is labor intensive, but SO well worth it!
4 Cups of gold medal all purpose flour
8oz of sour cream (room temperature)
1lb of Imperial margarine or is your a purist, butter (also room temperature) (grandma used Imperial, but I think butter would be good too)
Either jam or preserves in varying flavors that you like, I chose cherry and apricot. grandma used to make poppy seed, but with my luck, I would eat them all and then have a drug test the next day at work.:
Mix together butter and sour cream well.
Add flour two cups at a time until well mixed
Knead dough and separate into two balls then wrap in saran wrap and stick in the fridge until firm ( i would give it about an hour)
Take out dough and roll out onto flat floured surface.
Feed toddler some triscuits to keep him busy 🙂
Make sure to cut off all jagged edges of the dough so that you have a nice clean edge on all four sides.
Cut into diamond shapes.
Fill each diamond shape with a very little bit of filling, (BTW baby spoons work PERFECT for this!)
Fold in the corners and WALA! You have just made a kolachi!
Put them on a greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 for about 15 minutes, but you will have to check the routinely because depending on the size they may need to bake longer.
Dust with powdered sugar and serve! You can freeze these for up to a month, and if you warm them in the microwave before you eat them, they are DIVINE!