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Bohemian Kolaches



  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 1/2 cups scalded milk (100 degrees F)
  • 4 egg yolks, beaten
  • 1 1/2 packages or 1 1/2 tablespoons yeast
  • 5 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon flavoring, optional


  1. Cream shortening and sugar. Stir in salt, egg yolks and flavoring. When milk is lukewarm, add yeast and let stand 5 minutes. Add to creamed mixture. Add flour and knead. Put in greased bowl; cover and let rise 1 hour.
  2. Roll out dough to desired thickness, about 1/4 inch. Cut with biscuit cutter and let rise 15 minutes. Put thumb print in middle and add fruit filling, such as a homemade filling, pie filling or junior baby food fruit.
  3. Bake at 425 degrees F until brown, about 15 minutes. Watch closely.

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