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OT: Stress baking... Kolache

calikingcaliking Posts: 14,026
How do you keep a 43yo and a 6yo entertained at home?



#1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • ColtsFanColtsFan Posts: 4,319
    Nice!
    ~ John - https://www.instagram.com/hoosier_egger
    1-XL BGE, 2-LG BGE, KJ Jr, Ardore Pizza Oven, King Disc 
    Bloomington, IN - Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoosiers!

  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 6,939
    We have a Kolache Factory restaurant in our hood and yours look just as tasty as what we get from them.
    Camped out in the (757/948/804)
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 14,026
    HeavyG said:
    We have a Kolache Factory restaurant in our hood and yours look just as tasty as what we get from them.
    If it’s the same Kolache Factory chain we have here, then I’ll wager these are better :) 

    The ones in the middle are topped with homemade grapefruit and lemon pineapple marmalades. The grapefruit and Meyer lemons were from a colleague’s tree. She usually gives me a few dozen of each every year. 




    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • dbCooperdbCooper Posts: 401
    The town of Wilber, NE has a Czech Festival each year, towards the end of July.  Highly recommended if you're in the area (unless you live in SE Nebr. prolly no reason you'd be in the area).  Be sure to eat at the Lutheran or Methodist Church but the Methodist will always have the better desserts!

    Your Kolaches look every bit as good as I've had in Wilber.  Nice!
    LBGE, LBGE-PTR, 22" Weber
    Great Plains, USA
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 10,149
    You have been killing the baking stuff!
    Awesome way to relax
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • alaskanassasinalaskanassasin Posts: 3,021
    Those look awesome man o man
    South of Columbus, Ohio.
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 14,026
    Photo Egg said:
    You have been killing the baking stuff!
    Awesome way to relax
    Thank you. I've been enjoying baking way more than I ever thought I would.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 3,237
    Definitely drool worthy.
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 14,026
    dbCooper said:
    The town of Wilber, NE has a Czech Festival each year, towards the end of July.  Highly recommended if you're in the area (unless you live in SE Nebr. prolly no reason you'd be in the area).  Be sure to eat at the Lutheran or Methodist Church but the Methodist will always have the better desserts!

    Your Kolaches look every bit as good as I've had in Wilber.  Nice!
    Will keep that in mind if I'm ever over there. Was a big fan of church eats when we lived in Iowa. Best pancake breakfasts ever. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • SciAggieSciAggie Posts: 5,149
    I’m going to tackle sourdough English muffins during this madness. 
    Coleman, Texas
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  • Looks delish. What’s this stress you speak of? Low TP supply?
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 14,026
    SciAggie said:
    I’m going to tackle sourdough English muffins during this madness. 
    Made them once, and they were well worth the effort. Don't know why I haven't made them again. They were good. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 14,026
    Looks delish. What’s this stress you speak of? Low TP supply?
    TP supply is low on the list of stressors. Keeping aforementioned 6yo educated and entertained is near the top though :smiley: 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 19,343
    You can cook!  Made me forget where is West.  
    Salado TX Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max when they came out (I'm good for now). 

  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 4,074
    very nice cook!
    aka marysvilleksegghead
    Lrg 2008
    mini 2009

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  • sumoconnellsumoconnell Posts: 1,649
    I showed my fam how to make homemade mayo with a handi blender, they thought I invented food science.  What would they feel like if they knew Kolaches could be made at home? I feel sad now, but I have some good mayo.
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  • StillH2OEggerStillH2OEgger Posts: 2,747
    Boy, those looks delicious. Nice work.
    Stillwater, MN
  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 9,657
    Damn Cali!

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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 14,493
    Never knew the name of those. My Mom used make them, filled with mince meat. Every Christmas. Ex makes 'em filled with apricot jam. Brother makes 'em filled with apricot or blackberry jam. All delicious! I tried 'em a couple of times and gave up! Yours look great... maybe I'll try again.

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • texaswigtexaswig Posts: 2,342
    Grapefruit marmalade sounds really interesting. I could easily destroy over half that pan accompanied with a tall glass of cold milk. 
    Scott
    Greenville ,Tx

    Xl bge with woo2 and ajustable rack
  • caliking said:
    Looks delish. What’s this stress you speak of? Low TP supply?
    TP supply is low on the list of stressors. Keeping aforementioned 6yo educated and entertained is near the top though :smiley: 
    We’re in similar boats, my friend. Almost 6yo and a 9mth old here. Likely to make some cupcakes with the 6yo today?
  • ColbyLangColbyLang Posts: 520
    Baking can be so rewarding or so humbling. You can follow a recipe to the T and never have it come out the same way twice. Very nice Kolache
  • SaltySamSaltySam Posts: 751
    My grandma Mabel lived in northeast Nebraska (Wayne) and was the kolache master.  Her specialties were cherry, lemon, apricot and prune.  Though the prune ones went last, they all went quick.  It’s a two hour drive from Wayne to my hometown and our family of five housed two dozen before we made it home.  Ha!  

    Grandma’s recipe was definitely by feel.  She had measurements like “handful” and “half handful”.  Very difficult to replicate.  They will always be one of my favorite foods, and a wonderful memory of a wonderful grandma.

    Your post made me nostalgic.  Thanks Cali!

    LBGE since June 2012

    Omaha, NE

  • SaltySamSaltySam Posts: 751
    @dbCooper are you from the Wilber area?

    LBGE since June 2012

    Omaha, NE

  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 7,823
    1). There’s an annual Czech festival in LaGrange, not too far from Houston and it’s pretty fun. 
    2). @caliking, @20stone, and @The Cen-Tex Smoker, I blame you guys for the fact that my 25 y/o is baking stuff on her spring break. Like a lemon blackberry tart that she made from scratch. She sure didn’t get it from me. 

    XL BGE, Klose BYC, ProQ Excel, Weber Kettle, Firepit, Grand Turbo gasser, and a portable Outdoor Gourmet gasser for tailgating

    San Antonio, TX

  • dbCooperdbCooper Posts: 401
    SaltySam said:
    @dbCooper are you from the Wilber area?
    About an hour away, I'm in the Lincoln area.

    LBGE, LBGE-PTR, 22" Weber
    Great Plains, USA
  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 10,326
    How is the little one doing being on social isolation from his model GFs?
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  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 10,326
    edited March 21
    dbCooper said:
    SaltySam said:
    @dbCooper are you from the Wilber area?
    About an hour away, I'm in the Lincoln area.


    Lived in Lincoln for 5 years.  I wish I had an egg back then, so I could buy some corn off the back of a pick up truck and cook it on the egg. 
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  • SaltySamSaltySam Posts: 751
    thetrim said:
    dbCooper said:
    SaltySam said:
    @dbCooper are you from the Wilber area?
    About an hour away, I'm in the Lincoln area.


    Lived in Lincoln for 5 years.  I wish I had an egg back then, so I could buy some corn off the back of a pick up truck and cook it on the egg. 
    I’m in Omaha.  I need to pay attention to the local guys here on the forum.  I know I’ve had several conversations with certain Eggheads about Nebraska, and like an idiot, I ask them again where they’re from.  

    If we’ve met, I’m sorry I’m dumb.  

    Go Big Red! 

    LBGE since June 2012

    Omaha, NE

  • calikingcaliking Posts: 14,026
    Never knew the name of those. My Mom used make them, filled with mince meat. Every Christmas. Ex makes 'em filled with apricot jam. Brother makes 'em filled with apricot or blackberry jam. All delicious! I tried 'em a couple of times and gave up! Yours look great... maybe I'll try again.
    They weren't too hard to make. The recipe called for a bit more yeast than was necessary IMO, so had to punch down the dough a couple of times and wait longer. This dough needs to be somewhat on the overproofed side to work best. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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