However you spell it- Kolach, Kolache, or Kolachky– this filled sweet yeast dough pastry is traditional to Czech, Bohemian, Moravian, or Slovak heritage. They’re served at summer festivals, holidays, life celebrations and sometimes just for breakfast! The name originates from the Bohemian word ”kolo” meaning circle or wheel. These “wheels” with sweet or savory open-faced centers may be small individual wheels or up to 12-14-inches across.
Recipe courtesy of Linda Larson Valiga, M.S., Career & Technical Education; B.S., Family and Consumer Sciences and Education.