got to try new things

got to try new things

We used to pick prairie rose fruits in Alberta- the preserves I used for this pastry comes from a jar, and this jar comes from Croatia.  This experiment is sort of like a Kolache- with a sweet cream cheese filling and a spoonful of rosehip jelly.  Rosehips are very rich in vitamin C and they make a good tea, especially if you have a cold.

Real Kolache (by people who know how to make them- they originate in Eastern Europe) are beautiful and tasty.  We have a nearby town here in Minnesota where I believe they have a Kolache festival annually.  They come in a couple assorted styles and many flavors- apricot, date, poppyseed and various other fillings.  I’ve heard it pronounced Ko-la-chees, as well as Ko-lotch-keys.  I don’t know if I’ll make this experiment again, but at least one guinea-pig said it was edible 🙂  It turned out to be kind of like a labor-intensive, boutique Pop Tart.

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