Apricot Kolache Recipe

Written by Derrick Clark


Posted on January 13 2023

Growing up as a Czech kid in Texas, I have fond memories of the sweet smell of kolaches baking in the oven and coffee brewing on the stove. If my childhood had a scent, it would be that... and the beautiful aroma of brisket on the grill, of course.

Quick Czech Lesson:

  • Kolache - A kolache is a pastry that was brought over to rural Texas by Czech settlers during the mid-to-late 1800s.
  • Kava - Kava is the Czech word for Coffee
  • Extra Credit: Domaci means Home in Czech

Depending on the passed-down recipe you may use to whip up these delicious Czech pastries, getting them just right isn't exactly easy for a novice baker like myself. So, since I haven't figured out how to turn back time, our Kava + Kolache Domaci Signature candle is literally the next best thing.

kava and kolache soy candle from domaci

Grab the candle over at domacihome.com or pick one up at a Domaci Market Pop-Up near you. The Kava + Kolache candle is also available as part of our Domaci Signature Candle Subscription program. 

Want to try your hand at whipping up your own batch of Kolaches? I share with you a family Kolache recipe below. Give it a try and let me know how they turn out. Post to social media and tag @domacihome. 

Na zdraví, friends! 

// Derrick


Apricot Kolache Recipe


Apricot Kolache Recipe


  • 2 Packages of Dry Yeast
  • 1/2 Cup of Lukewarm Water
  • 1 Cup of Canned Milk
  • 1/4 Cup of Butter
  • 1/2 Cup of Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon of Salt
  • 2 Eggs, Beaten
  • 5 Cups Hard Wheat Flour
  • 3/4 Cups Apricot Puree


  1. Soften yeast in lukewarm water. 
  2. Scald the milk and pour over butter, sugar, and salt. 
  3. Cool until lukewarm. 
  4. Add flour to make a thick batter.
  5. Add yeast and eggs. Beat well. 
  6. Add enough flour to make soft dough. 
  7. Turn out on lightly floured board and knead until smooth and satin. 
  8. Place in greased bowl. 
  9. Cover and let rise until double in bulk, about 2 hours.
  10. When light, roll out one half inch thick and cut with biscuit cutter. 
  11. Allow to rise again. 
  12. When light, make a deep impression in the center for filling. 
  13. Fill with apricots, sweetened and mashed, use 1 teaspoonful of fruit to fill each Kolache. 
  14. Bake 20 minutes at 375 degrees. 
  15. When Kolaches are baked, brush each Kolache with butter and sprinkle with powdered sugar (if desired). 
  16. Makes about 3 dozen Kolaches.