Rare Cuts Kolaches
Texas Style Kolaches (or Klobasnek) made with Rare Cuts New Orleans Flare. They’re simple to make, absolutely delicious to eat. Make them with family members during Christmas and enjoy them around the tree!
- For the dough:
- 1 package (2 1/4 tsp) active dry yeast
- 1/4 cup water, warmed to 110-115F
- 1 cup milk, warmed to 110-115F
- 4 Tbsp butter, melted and cooled to warm
- 2 large eggs
- 5/8 cup sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 4 3/4 – 5 1/2 cups flour
- For the filling:
- Slices of Cheddar Cheese (American Cheese also Works Great)!
- Fresh jalapeno slices (Optional — But Absolutely Recommended)
- Smoked sausage (or any pre-cooked sausage), cut into 3-4 inch pieces and halved lengthwise if very thick
- Six Eggs
- Fresh Grated Cheddar Cheese
- Nueske’s Bacon Slices, cut into half inch pieces
- Sprinkle the yeast over warm water in the bowl of your stand mixer. Let proof for 5 minutes, until foamy/creamy.
- Turn the mixer to low and add the milk, melted butter, 2 eggs, sugar, and salt until mixed thoroughly.
- Add the flour in two batches (start with the low amount) and mix only until just combined. The dough will be tacky but should be firm enough to crawl up the dough hook. Add additional flour as necessary.
- Cover with plastic wrap and let rest for 1-2 hours, until dough has doubled.
- Punch down and refrigerate covered overnight or for at least 4 hours.
- Divide dough into ~2.5 inch balls (I weighed mine at 2.5 oz each) and set on a lined baking sheet.
- Cover and let rest for 15 minutes.
- Flatten each dough ball and top with a couple slices of jalapeno and pinch of grated cheddar (if using) and place the sausage on top.
- Bacon Egg and Cheese Variation: Cook the Bacon and Egg in separate pans. Put a good size helping of cheese, bacon, then egg on top of the dough.
- Wrap the dough around the fillings, pinching the edges together and placing seam-side down on the baking sheet (Bacon, Egg and Cheese ones will be rounded pinched together around the ingredients creating almost a “stuffed dough ball.”
- Cover and let rest for 20 minutes, while preheating oven to 375.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes, until browned.
- Let the kolache cool for 20 minutes and serve.
- Leftovers will keep tightly wrapped in the fridge for 3-4 days and can also be frozen.
Original Recipe From: http://www.jasonandshawnda.com/foodiebride/archives/11173/