Re: Kolache dough help
- View SourceSusan,
How about some help with "what feels and looks right" with the adding
of flour. Most every recipe I read describes adding flour until the
right look or feel is reached vs. just adding a predetermined amount
Also, if according to my grandmother and aunt I am only stirring the
dough and not kneading do you have any suggestions on what the dough
should look like when it is ready? My grandmother described it
as "being smooth, and easily made into a ball".
--- In TexasCzechs@y..., "Susan Rektorik Henley" <srektorik@h...>
> >My grandmother and my great-aunt use Fleischmann's RapidRiseYeast.
> This is the yeast that does not require activation.,time. (For instance, we no longer need to scald the milk because it
> Well, you did what I do. I read instructions. Things change over
is pasteurized.)I remember my Grandma used cakes of yeast that I
stirred to get to dissolve in the warm water. I still love the aroma
>too. I have to vary the amount of flour each time. Now, I do not
> As far as your method of making slight changes, that is what I did
measure the flour, I add in increments until it feels and
>the yolk is where the nutrient value is in eggs. Adding just yolks
> As for the egg yolks versus whole eggs, the first answer is that
makes the dough "richer." By the same token, my sister who has made
kolaches since she was little, varies between whole eggs and yolks
depending on whether she feels like separating the yolks out.
>overcame tradition in taste in the last two generation. As my grandma
> In my family, I have developed the theory that "convenience"
got older, she took shortcuts. Our recipe said to use margarine. I
tried butter and like it much better.
>and I made them about once a week for over a month. We made notes and
> When I got serious about trying to make good kolaches, my daughter
adjusted the recipe based on our result.
>rising and my cousin came by on business. By the time I got back to
> The only time my kolaches were a total flop was when I had them
them they were huge, bloated globs (grimace). Those went to the
> Good luck,