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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Possible Misadventure #12–Blackberry Kolachy


It has been a while since I had a misadventure.  Ok I lie, I have had some disastrous experiments but I have been too embarrassed to post them.  This one is debatable whether if it is actually a misadventure.  According to The Husband it is but my cousins told me they were ok.  What really failed was my filling and the shape of the kolachy.  I can’t seem to shape them correctly,  they always open up or something.  I don’t get why it keeps happens.  Any tips would be helpful. 
My Mom’s Kolachy recipe
1 Lb of Butter
1 Lb of Cream Cheese
4 Cups of Flour
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350F
  2. Cream the butter and cream cheese together in the mixer.
  3. Slowly add the flour.
  4. Roll out the cookie dough and cut out small disks
  5. Spoon over the filling of choice and fold over the edges.
  6. Place on a cookie sheet and cook for about 15 minutes until it is golden brown
Blackberry Ricotta filling
*I barely remember the measurements..sorry
8 Oz of Ricotta Cheese
1/2 Cup of Blackberry Jam
Honey to taste
  1. Mix together the jam and ricotta cheese.
  2. Slowly add the honey until it is sweet enough for you.
  3. Set aside.
The husband said the filling was kinda dry.  That is debatable. 


  1. Wish I could offer some help - but they look good to me. I love anything with berries... The hubs should just be appreciative ;-))

  2. It is still entertaining to read about Joy's Misadventures! It is said that we learn by our mistakes. If everything went right in the kitchen we'd still be on the culinary equivalent of "Ug".

  3. i've never heard of kolachy, they look yummy! i definitely have my own disasters in the kitchen too, you'd think more practice would = fewer disasters, but i'm pretty sure it just gives them more chances to rear their ugly heads

  4. My great-grandmother used to make these all of the time. She did fig, pineapple, apricot and raspberry. I never tried black berry. She didn't use ricotta in the filing. That is interesting.

  5. These look good, love the filling, thanks for sharing can't wait to try.

  6. Gorgeous and perfect! I just need something with cheese and jam right now :)

  7. Hello Joy. Thanks for visiting my blog and for your comment.
    About your kolachy: they look very nice for me, although is the first time I hear about them. Thanks for the recipe.
    Have a nice day.

  8. Never heard of them either so hard to advise...but I agree with everyone they look great!

  9. I've never had these but I think yours look great as they are! ♥- Katrina

  10. Hmm... these don't look like a misadventure at all! I would eat all of them.

  11. I have not made these treats but they look great and yummy.:)