RE: [TexasCzechs] KOLACHES
- I know that the poppy my grandparents--Ancinec and Dusek--grew for their kolaches were the same poppy that was used to extract opiates, but during those days of the Dustbowl and Depression in Bell County and surrounding communities, the authorities did not bother folks much in the Czech communities because they knew the seed--and not the sap from the green pod--was used in cooking various Czech dishes.I know this to be true since the stories were passed to me from mother, aunts and uncles and best of all the grandparents themselves who did the growing, drying and preparing.
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From: "SHines" <shines@...>
Yes, I understand they are the same plant that makes opium. I remember my
mother wanting to try to figure out how to get opium from my aunt's poppies.
Of course, it might be an urban legend. But interesting even if it is.
From: TexasCzechs@ yahoogroups. com [mailto:TexasCzechs@ yahoogroups. com] On
Behalf Of Lois Petter Pereira
Sent: Saturday, December 06, 2008 6:48 PM
To: TexasCzechs@ yahoogroups. com
Subject: Re: [TexasCzechs] KOLACHES
Cindy remember to not feed anyone going for a drug test with your poppyseed.
They will test positive and then have to take an advanced test to prove it
wasn't the actual drug...lois
Lois Petter Pereira
Researching Petter, Vitek, Bartos, Papez, Polasek, Kostelnik, Rada, Hlavica,< BR>Orsak, Urban, Susil, Manak, Rosenzwieg, Brdusikova, Halla, Psencikove,
Slovakove, Susila, Susily
1/2 stick of butter 3-4 cups flour 1- cup of oil
1 cup sugar dash vanilla dash lemon zest
1 egg yolk 1 cup milk 1- whole egg
2 - tbsp. dry yeast
Beat the butter, sugar & eggs until foamy. Make a proof of the yeast, milk and a little sugar. When the proof is ready, add it slowly into the batter, alternating with flour. Add the lemon zest & vanilla. Make a smooth & soft dough and let it rise for about 30 - 40 minutes. More milk may be used in the dough if necessary to achieve the soft concistency. When the dough has risen, put the oil in the baking dish. With a spoon, cut out pieces of the dough & place them on a floured board. With your hand make patties of each piece and put a teaspoon of filling on each patty. Use your fingers to close the dough over the filling and make sure that it is pressed together well to avoid leaking. Place each piece in the oil and brush the oil over the entire surface to keep the Buchty separated from each other when pressed together. Continue until the entire baking dish is densely filled with the pastries. If necessary add more oil. Bake the Buchty in a medium hot oven (350F) until the surface becomes reddish brown. It takes about 45 minutes. Turn them over on a plate while still hot and sprinkle powdered sugar over the surface. They have to be dumped from the baking dish immediately so they will not soak up the oil remaining in the dish.
The filling is your choice. I use SOLO poppy seed filling.
From: Eric In The Woodlands <ericinthewoodlands@...>
Sent: Tue, 9 Dec 2008 6:49 pm
Subject: RE: [TexasCzechs] KOLACHES