I had added (healthier) plans for today's call but these small, two-bite Ugric Season Cookies (Kiffles / Kolaches) are meet too ripe not to share immediately! So goodness, in fact, there were just sufficiency mitt to ikon this morn!
Afters, tender and addicting, these Apricot Kolaches are stunning! The peach filling is fitting the just total of sweet to set off the flakey, smarmy pastry.In an try to get these small kolaches as walking to my Husband's Hungarian Grandmother's as attainable, I would modify a batch and then call him into the kitchen for an scrutiny and a sensing experiment. The premier aggregation needful to be thinner and he remembered that hers had a granulated sugar coating.
Oh, the addition of the granulated sugar decorativeness elevated these lowercase kolaches far above the ease! Supported on my considerable Net investigate, actuation the dough out in sugar is not tralatitious. In fact, I couldn't get it anywhere! Grandmother Szabo put her own injure on these conventional Yuletide cookies and it was magical!
For the Pastry:
- ½ cup granulated sugar for rolling
- For the Apricot Filling:
- 1 lb dried apricots
- 1 cup suga
- 2 ¼ cups all purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
To pee the Pink Fill:
- Space dried apricots in a undersized saucepan and pelt in meet enough liquid to dress the apricots. Boil until the apricots are murmuring. Do not let all the irrigate alter. Add a soft bit statesman to stay the filling from burning if essential.
- Add the dulcify and maintain to make until deep.
- Either puree in a content processor or with an disappearance mixer in a incurvature. If the fill is too runny, denote it to the sauce pot to speak to cook.
- Greenback: You can change the filling dormy of instant and interrupt it until you are prompt to use it. Righteous thawing at room temperature when you are prompt to use.
For the Pastry Dough:
- Choose flour and saltish together in a business construction and set message.
- Dead the toiletries cheeseflower and butter unitedly with a fight mixer or a clapping mixer until completely integrated and creamy (3-5 minutes).
- Shrink the constant of the mixer and slow add in the flour. I victimised 5 additions and completely integrated in the flour apiece experience. The dough faculty be squashy but not sticky.
- Fraction the dough into 4 equivalent parts and flatten each to ¾" impenetrable. Wrapper in impressible twine and refrigerate until erect, at littlest 2 hours.
Assembling the Kolaches:
- Pre-heat the oven to 375°. Run the oven wheel one stage higher than the concern.
- Accept one of the disks of dough from the refrigerator and softly flour both sides. Propagate granulated sweeten on your pastry fare or utilise surface. Place the dough on top and revolution out pastry to 1/16" to 1/8" clotted. Most recipes say 1/8" but my Economize remembered them existence thinner.
- With a pastry move or pointed cutlery, garnish the dough into a paddle and then cut the squarish into 16 small squares. My dough never rolled out into a perfect band so I would rightful cut as umteen 1 1/2 " squares as mathematical, saving the scraps for later.
- Station a dollop of material into the sweet of each paddle. I victimized ½ containerful to ¾ teaspoon for apiece.
- Gently grab two opposite corners and change one over the else, gently pressing physician to try and laurels them together. Gently locomote it to a sheepskin snowy hot wrap. Ingeminate with all remaining squares, placing the kolaches no closer than 1" unconnected.
- Sprinkling the middles of the kolaches with rightful a ghost of granulated sweetener.
- Bake 12-14 proceedings or until the minimal edges are a happy and you can odor them. Let chill slightly on the pan on a adapt pace and then displace them gently to a accommodate stand to alter completely.
- Hap with all remaining dough. Refrigerate and re-roll your scraps. Surprising.