A Kolache is a pastry-like dessert that hails from the Czech Republic. As they call it "koláč", a fruity filling inside and has pastry-like crust outside. This fusion recipe features amazing poppy seed filling along with dates, pecans and drizzling of honey. Even a novice cook can prepare this tasty treat with our step by step instructions. Smart Recipes, European Recipes, Other Recipes, Recipes Other European Poppy Seed Kolache Poppy Seed Kolache Recipe | RecipeSavants.com PT40M Serves 12 Ingredients: 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice 0.33 Cup Pecans 1 Egg 0.25 Teaspoon Salt 1 Cup Poppy Seed 1 Cup Butter 1 Dash Ground Cinnamon 1.5 Teaspoon Baking Powder 0.25 Cup Honey 0.33 Cup Chopped Dates 0.5 Cup Sugar 2 Tablespoons Water 0.5 Cup Milk 0.5 Cup Ground Almonds 1 Teaspoon Lemon Peel 3 Cups Flour For filling: mix together poppy seeds, pecans, dates, cinnamon, milk and honey in a pan on low heat and cook till the mixture becomes thick, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and keep aside to cool completely. Mix together the flour, ground almonds, sugar, baking powder, salt and lemon peel in a large bowl till well combined. With a pastry cutter, cut in the butter till crumbly mixture is formed. Beat together the egg, water and lemon juice in another bowl till well combined. Add the egg mixture into flour mixture and mix till the dough is formed. Knead the dough slightly till a ball is formed. Divide the dough into 8 equal sized portions. Place each dough portion onto a floured smooth surface and roll into ¼-inch thickness. Now, cut each rolled portion into 4-inch square. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a large baking sheet. Place 1 teaspoon of filling onto the center of each dough square. Lift the ends together to form a cylinder. With wet fingers, pinch the ends to seal the filling. Place the kolache onto the prepared baking sheet in a single layer about 2-inch apart. Coat each kolache with milk. Bake for about 15-20 minutes.

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