Take your next pizza night up a notch.
1/2 cup warm water
2 1/2 tsp. instant yeast
1 cup scalded milk
1 cube soft butter
1/2 cup sugar
Pinch of salt
4-5 cups all purpose flour
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
In a small sauce pan, prepare your milk. Place 1 1/4 cup milk, and turn on to
medium heat. Let the milk begin to simmer, and bring to a boil. Remove the milk from the heat and set aside to cool. The milk will measure close to 1 cup when done.
Meanwhile, proof the yeast in the warm water. Add 1 tsp. sugar to make the process go a bit faster. Once the yeast has bubbled, add the butter, 1/2 cup sugar and eggs. Then add the cooled milk, and 3-4 cups of flour. Turn on your mixer, and begin to bring the dough together. Add a bit more of flour, until the dough begins to come off the side of the bowl while mixing. Continue mixing for 3-4 minutes on medium speed. Remove the dough and place in a lightly greased bowl. Cover and let rise until doubled in size, about 1-2 hours.
Let’s assemble the Kolaches. Prepare your favorite pizza toppings.
Cooked sausage, pepperoni, diced green pepper & onion, sliced olives, mushrooms, ham & pineapple.
1 small jar pizza sauce
1 pkg. cream cheese (8 oz)
2 cups Italian blend cheese and cheddar, with
Divide the dough in half, then half again, you should end up with 20 equal sized pieces of dough.
Press a round of dough into your hand, pressing from the middle of the dough ball to the outside, pressing flat.
Place a tsp. of cream cheese, and a tsp. of the cheese mixture. Press the ends of the dough together to seal and make a round circle. Place the circle of stuffed dough onto a greased baking sheet, about 2” apart, keeping 2” from the sides of the baking sheet.
Repeat until all the dough balls are shaped.
Press into each dough ball to make a space for the sauce and
toppings. Repeat. Place a handful of your favorite toppings, sauce and cheese onto to each stuffed dough.
Brush the edges with egg wash, if desired and sprinkle with
Bake at 400 degrees for 25-28 minutes. Serve warm.