These might be my new favorite. Soft crumbly slightly tangy pastry filled with sweet raspberry and apricot preserves, kolaches are traditional central and eastern Eurpoean 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. 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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recipe after the jump...
Labneh is strained yogurt, in which the whey has been separated and a thick soft cheese like consistency is achieved. You can make your own by straining homemade or store bought vegan yogurt. There is tutorial on the blog here. If using store bought yogurt try to find one that is unsweetened and without thickeners. Coconut milk yogurt would probably be best. I used homemade soy yogurt. Stain the yogurt through muslin cloth or a coffee filter for at least 1 hour.
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