Polish Xmas Pastry

Polish Xmas Pastry


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About this recipe: "Kolaczki" - buttery, jam filled pastry is a traditional fave for every Polish Christmas eve.


Serves: 24 

  • 600g plain flour
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 450g butter
  • 250ml milk
  • 4 (7g) sachets dried active baking yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 300g any flavour fruit jam
  • 5 tablespoons icing sugar for decoration

Prep:40min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:55min 

  1. Warm milk to just above room temperature. Dissolve the yeast in the milk, set aside. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, salt and baking powder. Rub in the butter until the mixture is mealy. Stir in the egg yolks and milk mixture. Knead the dough together and then refrigerate overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 180 C.
  3. Dust a clean, dry surface with icing sugar. Knead the dough for a few minutes. Carefully roll out your dough to 5mm thickness. Cut out circles with a pastry cutter. Place a teaspoon of jam on the centre of each circle, fold the dough over and seal the edge with a fork.
  4. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Do not store in an airtight container or they will become soggy.

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