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Czech & Slovak Kolaches & Sweet Treats
A 160 page booklet containing recipies collected by The Museum Guild of the National Czech & Slovak Museum and Library.  Topics include: kolaches, cakes, rolls, breads, bisquits, cookies and puddings.

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ISBN: 9781572160934

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Collected by The Museum Guild of the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library

How should one spell ko-la-che? Kolac, kolace, kolache or kolacky?  No matter how it is spelled, this fruit-filled bread is delicious and popular with all members of the family.

The origin of the kolache is uncertain.  One version goes like this: "A mother, busy with her weekly baking, broke off a few pieces of dough to keep her little daughter occupied.  The little cook kneaded her dough into flat cakes.  She selected several plums from a bowl on the table and placed the fruit into the center of the round piece of dough.  Her cake went into the oven along with Mother's bread.  The father, coming in from a long day in the fields, picked up the cake cooling on the table and took a bite.  The hot juice of the plum spurted into his mouth, causing him to hop around on one foot around the table.  The little girl shouted with glee saying, 'Tatinek (father).. kolac'.  And that's how kolache got its name.  Soon the fame of the kolache spread throughout the Czech-Austro-Hungarian empire and on to the New World."  (courtesy "Fraternal Herald W.F.L.A.", January, 1980)

This 160 page booklet covers every known combination of Kolaches, with a variety of fillings.  Also included are recipies for the coffee-break sweets, cakes, breads, rolls, knots and twists.  The last section of the booklet covers cookies and more treats, such as molasses cookies, honey cookies, filbert nut mounds, pecan kisses, nut kifles, Bohemian Chocolate Cookies, rhubarb crisp, apple strudel, date nut bars, raisin pudding, prune pudding, rice pudding, bread pudding, tarts, tortes and even a recipe for sweet popcorn!  Something for everyone!
  • Softcover
  • Spiral Bound
  • 158 pages
  • Size - 5.5" x 4" - 14cm x 9.5cm

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