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Kołacz - POLISH CHEESE/WHEEL CAKE



HAL   7 Apr 2007 /  #1
I BELIEVE IT IS SPELLED Kolacz

miranda   7 Apr 2007 /  #2
you probably meant Kolacz, what's your request?

HAL   7 Apr 2007 /  #3
IS THERE A RECIPE

BubbaWoo Activity: 35 / 3,538
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  7 Apr 2007 /  #4
I EXPECT THERE PROBABLY IS... DID YOU GOOGLE IT?

away guy Activity: 10 / 345
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  7 Apr 2007 /  #5
its called czezprawia

miranda   7 Apr 2007 /  #6
Bubba is right, google Cheese Kolacz, lots to see and read:)

hulagirlfriend   11 Apr 2007 /  #7
Attached on merging:
Kolacz/Kolatz recipe needed

I am searching for a recipe for Kolats. It is made with mashed potatoes, cheddar cheese, sugar, eggs, and butter on top of a yeast crust. It is delicious, and it is often served with slices of ham on holidays. I was told it was a "poor" people's recipe from Poland.

I did google it, and it comes back a "sculpture cake" which is not what I am looking for. This is like a cheese pizza - a yeast crust, with a mixture of mashed potatoes, cheddar cheese, Velveeta, sugar, lots of eggs, lots of butter which is put through a food mill, and then put on the crust and baked until golden. I have a couple of recipes but am interested in others as well as the origin, since it is not in any Polish or regional cookbook I can find.

Haluch   20 Dec 2007 /  #8
I am also looking for a cheese bread, not a cake. The bread is not sweet, I remenber it being very white with lots of holes. My grandmother had a woodburning stove and made a big round circle of bread piles in the center was a farmers cheese. How can I share the recipes that you have received.

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  6 Apr 2008 /  #9
This is my grandmother's recipe for koloc. I rember her making it around Easter time. As kids we called it Polish pizza. It makes a large quantity, you cann sice it and freeze some without any loss of quality.

This is the KOLOC recipe you asked for. Please remember that there is an accent

Mark, similar to the biblical sign for a fish, over the L.



Love,

Mom





KOLOC



2 cups warm milk

2/3 stick butter – melted. (add to milk when melted)

1 tbs. salt

2 tbs. sugar



Dissolve 1 package dry yeast in ¼ cup warm water

Add yeast mixture to milk. Beat in one egg. Add 7 to 8 (or more) cups flour gradually

To make a soft dough.

Knead Dough

Grease bowl & let dough rise until double in size

Shape into a ball.

Place on a floured pizza pan

Cover and let rise again.

When double in size, shape to pan, with a raised edge around the outside



CHEESE MIXTURE

3 pounds dry cottage cheese (substitute - farmers cheese)

½ lb butter

8 beaten eggs

2 tsp. salt

6 wooden spoons of flour

¾ cup raisins (more if desired)

Mix all together and spoon on top of dough



1 egg yolk, 3 tbs ½ & ½ , 2 tbs. flour

Mix with a wire whisk until the consistency of thin white sauce (add more ½ & ½ if necessary). Drizzle over top before placing in the oven.



Bake at 350 F. for 45 min. to 1 hour or till crust is a medium light brown.

plk123 Activity: 11 / 4,275
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  6 Apr 2008 /  #10
interesting. might have to give this a go sometime. never heard of this either.

grey beard   21 Jun 2009 /  #11
Check out grandpastan.com for an insturction dvd. This is a Polish sweet bread with cheese on top. You can add rasins if you like. The best kolacz this side of Warsaw.

Polonius3 Activity: 955 / 7,638
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  6 Nov 2009 /  #12
Nov 6, 09, 17:53 - Thread attached on merging:
Kołacz - Polish wheel cake

Long before the mutli-tiered wedding cake made the scene in Poland, there was the kołacz weselny, a round yeast-raised cake or bread usually with a sweet cheese filling in its central indentation.
Here is some info for those interested:
http://easteuropeanfood.about.com/od/polishdesserts/r/cheesekolacz2.ht m

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