Soft crumbly slightly tangy pastry filled with sweet raspberry and apricot preserves, kolaches are traditional central and eastern European holiday cookies. Usually, they are made with cream cheese, but I subbed homemade strained vegan yogurt or labneh and the texture and taste are comparable to the original. These might be my new favorite. There’s a detailed tutorial on the blog here to make your own yogurt and labneh but you can also use store-bought unsweetened yogurt and just strain it at home.
I adapted this recipe from a traditional Hungarian recipe posted by Lindsey of American Heritage Cooking. You can find the original recipe here.
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