Monday, September 24, 2007

Raspberry Kolacky

Dessert Anyone??

A good follow up to a hearty meal involves a little pastry with a hot cup of coffee. One of my family favorite czech desserts starts with Kolacky. Kolacky is a small pastry/cookie that can be prepared using a variety of fillings such as raspbery, apricot, poppy seed, or almond flavors. I have included a fast and easy raspberry kolacky recipes that has been passed down from my great aunt (Teta). Here is how it is prepared.

Fruit Filled Kolacky
1 Cup All Purpose Flour

1 Stick Butter

3/8 Cup Cream Cheese

Fruit Filling (Jam or Canned Pastry Filling)

1. Cream softened butter and cream cheese

2. Slowly add Flour

3. Thoroughly mix dough until well blended/moist.

4. Refrigerate dough for a few hours.

5. Roll out dough to about 1/4 inch.

6. Cut Dough into Squares.

7. Place squares on greased cookie sheet.

8. Spoon fruit mixture onto center of pastry square.

9. Fold opposite corners into center forming a square.

10 Bake for 12-15 minutes in 375 degree oven.

11. Cool and serve.

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