Breakfast Kolaches

Breakfast Kolaches

I’m sure your family loves waking up on Saturday morning to the smell of bacon or sausage. But, what about kolaches? These are a traditional Czech pastry that is usually filled with fruit, cheese, meat and/or poppy seed filling. The best part of these is that you can get creative with your fillings!  My kids love them because they are small – perfect for little hands. And since I make my own dough (in less than 5 minutes), I know exactly what’s going into our food!  So let’s get started making some breakfast kolaches together!

prep: 30 mins cook: 15 mins additional: 3 hrs 30 mins total: 3 hrs 75 mins Servings: 18 Yield: 36 kolaches

Ingredients:

3 cups bread flour

1 egg, lightly beaten

1 cup warm milk

3 teaspoons bread machine yeast

½ tablespoon salt

3 tablespoons butter

1 egg yolk, beaten

¼ cup white sugar

Instructions:

In the order suggested by the manufacturer, place milk, egg, egg yolk, bread flour, salt, butter, sugar and bread machine yeast in bread machine. Select Dough cycle, and press Start.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a large baking sheet.

On a lightly floured surface, punch down dough, and divide into 36 pieces. Roll pieces into balls. Arrange balls in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. Allow balls to rise 15 to 20 minutes.

Flatten balls, and make a depression in the center of each. Fill each with 1 piece of sausage, about 1 tablespoon hash browns, and 1 quarter slice of cheese.

Bake 15 to 18 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 176 calories; protein 8.4g; carbohydrates 8.6g; fat 13.5g; cholesterol 52mg; sodium 543.8mg.

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