Holiday Recipes

 

 

Kolach - (Ukrainian Braided Ring-Shaped Bread) 

Print Friendly 

Description:
The word for "circle" in Ukrainian is "kolo". This particular bread, sometimes called "kalach" as well, is served at a traditional Ukrainian Christmas Eve Supper or in December. The circle, an ancient symbol of eternity, has also sometimes come to mean a continuity or general well being of the family. This recipe is a simpler version but the end result is both delicious and appealing to the eye.

Ingredients:
1-tablespoon yeast
1-cup lukewarm water
2 tsp. sugar
1 cup of sugar
4 cups warm water
¾ cup melted butter
1 tsp. salt
5 eggs, beaten
12½ - 13 cups sifted flour


Directions:
1). Dissolve the sugar and yeast in water and let stand for 10 minutes.
2). Dissolve the cup of sugar in 4 cups of warm water.
3). Add melted butter, salt, and beaten eggs. Mix in the flour and knead it till it is smooth and elastic. The dough should be a bit stiffer than for bread.
4). Cover, let it rise in a warm place until double in bulk. Punch it down and let it rise again.
5). Working in a cool place, divide the dough into 3 equal parts.
6). Take 1/3 of the dough and divide it into 6 equal pieces. Roll 2 pieces to a length of about 30 inches.
7). Put the two lengths side by side, and starting from the center, entwine the dough, thus forming a rope-like twist. Do the other half in the same manner.
8). Place the entwined dough in a circle along the edge of a well greased 9 inch foil pan.
9). Make 2 more twists about 24 inches long using the remaining 4 lengths of dough. Now take these 2 twists and entwine them in the opposite direction, making a double twist.
10). Form these into a circle. Cut the ends at an angle and join neatly by pinching the ends together. There should be a small empty circular space in the center. If desired, you can keep the center open by placing a 12-ounce can that has had its outside well greased in the center.
11). Cover, set the loaves in a warm place and let them rise till almost double in bulk. Be careful not to let the loaves rise too long as the ornamentations will lose their definition.
12). Brush the surface gently with a beaten egg and bake at 350* F for1 hour. Like Easter "paska" or "babka", this dough is temperamental and should not be subjected to loud noises or constantly opening the oven door.
13). Bake the "kolach" until they sound hollow when you tap the bottom. Place the finished "kolach" on a layer of towels till cool, turning them occasionally so that that they can cool evenly.


Notes: This particular recipe comes from the "Ukrainian Daughter’s Cookbook", Ukrainian Women’s Association of Canada, Daughters of Ukraine Branch, Regina, Saskatoon.


Category: Holiday Recipes

Submitted By: OK In Health



Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next
Connect with Us
facebook    twitter

Celtic Angel Sacred Tour to Ireland 2016


Wellness Tip
Healthy Tips From Brad King
Eat five to six metabolically balanced nutrient-dense meals per day-ensuring that you eat every 2 ½ to 3 ½ hours to keep your blood sugar levels stable. Nutrient-dense foods are those that are high in vitamins, minerals, essential fats, protein and fiber.


Raynor Naturopathic Massage - 5 Day Certificate


Wellness Directory
Penticton Integrative HealthCare
Specialty: Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine
Providing skilled, compassionate natural medical care since 1996 using acupuncture, herbal medicine, and low-level laser, I have successfully treated conditions from bed wetting to breast cancer.
View Details


Raynor Naturopathic Massage - 5 Day Certificate


Event
Nature Spirits 2 Day Intensive Workshop
Date: Sep 26, 2015
Location: Kelowna & Central Okanagan
Return to enchantment and remember how to live your magic.
View Details


Kelowna Holistic Market


Article
Natural treatments for stabilizing Moods and Energy
Many natural methods have proven successful in the management of mood disorders from depression, anxiety and insomnia, to obsessive compulsions and attention disorders. This is vitally important since...
Full Article


James Van Praagh: An Evening of Spirit in Penticton (Discount Tickets)


Recipe
Summer Corn and White Bean Soup
Category: Soup
Description: This quick, fiber-packed soup is a terrific way to use fresh corn. Add a slight kick with a sprinkle of Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeno peppers just before serving. When possible try to find non-GMO corn. With over 80% of the corn grown in the north America is genetically modified, and biotechnology companies phasing out non-GMO corn seed varieties, American farmers have fewer choices for finding non-GMO seeds to grow. GMO means genetically modified organism, which is a novel organism created by scientists when they genetically modify or engineer food plants. Scientists have cited many health and environmental risks with genetically modified (GM) foods. As a result of these risks, many people in the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan, and other nations are demanding non-genetically modified (non-GMO) foods. Visit your local farmers markets or health store and look for non-GMo corn.
Corn and beans are high in fiber. Dietary fibers are found naturally in the plants that we eat. They are parts of plant that do not break down in our stomachs, and instead pass through our system undigested. All dietary fibers are either soluble or insoluble. Both types of fiber are equally important for health, digestion, and preventing conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity, diverticulitis, and constipation.




Full Recipe


Kelowna Wellness Fair 2015