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       Title: KOLACHE Slovakian pastry
  Categories: None
       Yield: 1 servings
       1    Pkg yeast
   1 1/2 c  Milk, scalded and cooled
            -to 80F
     1/2 c  Sugar
   1 1/4 ts Salt
       2    Eggs
       7 c  Flour
     1/2 ts Mace
            Grated rind of 1 lemon
     3/4 c  Shortening
   1. Crumple yeast into bowl 2. Add milk which has been scalded and
   cooled to 80F 3. Add sugar and salt. Stir to dissolve. 4. Beat the
   eggs well. Add the beaten eggs. 5. Sift flour once before measuring.
   Spool lightly into cup to measure. 6. Add the mace and lemon rind to
   the flour, then add all the flour to the liquid, at once, working it
   in thoroughly with your hands. 7. Work in the softened shortening. 8.
   When the dough is well mixed, knead gently in bowl or on lightly
   floured board until smooth. 9. Round up and set to rise in a well
   greased bowl. Cover bowl and keep dough at 80-85F until doubled in
   bulk, about 2 hours. 10. Remove dough from bowl and round up on a
   lightly floured board.
     Cover and allow to loosen up for 15 minutes. 11. Shape into desired
   shapes. (I.e. roll out, wrap the fillings
     in the dough, etc.) 12. Let the kolache rise again until not quite
   doubled in bulk,
     about 30-40 minutes. 13. Brush top with solution of 1 egg yolk
   slightly beaten and
     diluted with 1/2 cold water. 14. Bake 20-25 minutes in 400F oven.
   15. When done baking, rub the crust with butter.
   Posted By (Matt Heffron) On or