Grandma Skeet's Prune Kolaches

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This is a Czech Pastry my Grandma use to make with a home made prune filling and streusel topping. I changed it a little so I could use the bread machine. They are worth the hard work!!!

INGREDIENTS (for 2 servings):


  • Place the warm water, salt, egg and 2 tablespoons butter in the pan of a bread machine. Add bread flour, 1/4 cup sugar and yeast. Close the lid, and set machine for the DOUGH cycle.
  • While the dough is mixing, combine the prunes, prune juice, 1/4 cup sugar, cinnamon, cloves and lime juice in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, and simmer until prunes are soft and the sauce has thickened, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and blend together with a mixer until smooth.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a large cookie sheet. In a small bowl, mix together 1 cup sugar and 1/2 cup flour. Stir in melted butter and cinnamon to make a crumbly streusel.
  • When the bread machine signals the end of the dough cycle, pinch off egg-sized balls of dough and place them on the greased cookie sheet, leaving some room between for them to grow. Press a shallow hole in the center of each one, and fill with prune filling. Top each of the kolaches with some streusel.
  • Bake for 14 to 16 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned.