The September Daring Bakers’ challenge was brought to us by Lucie from ChezLucie. She challenged us to make a true Czech treat –Kolaches!
Lucie gave us the recipes for Pražský koláč (Prague Kolach), Chodské koláče (Kolache from Chodsko),and Dvojctihodné/Moravské koláče (Two Fillings/Moravian Kolaches). I thought I'd enjoy the Prague Kolach the most, and it really was delicious.
The very soft dough before proofing.
The proofed dough--whoo, it's huge! I always love seeing this transformation.
Degassed and flattened a bit to form the cake.
My crumble was more like a fumble--the butter got melty, so instead of a traditional crumble, it's a paste. Luckily, it still baked crisp and crackly good!
Split and ready for filling.
I made a German buttercream with whipped cream folded in for the filling.
I don't like a lot of frosting, so I went pretty light.
I have enough leftover filling/frosting in my freezer to fill and frost a small cake.
And here's the finished product.
I really enjoyed eating this cake, although it would've benefited from more filling--surprise, surprise! It was fairly easy to make, so I'll keep it in my repertoire and experiment with flavors and fillings. Also, the cake didn't fare to well in the fridge after a full day, so I recommend trying to serve it all up and away the day it's made.
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