We have these little flowers growing in our yard that remind me of bluebonnets. Seeing those flowers makes me a little homesick. I always loved seeing all the fields of bluebonnets. Along with flowers, I miss the local foods. Kolaches are everywhere in the hill country to west Texas. Kolaches are these wonderfully soft, slightly sweet yeast rolls. I believe they are traditionally topped with fruit, similar to a danish. When the Czechs migrated to Texas in the 1850′s, they introduced us to the Kolache. Texans have another version of a kolache that is or filled with breakfast meats, eggs, cheese, etc. for a more savory food. Either version is great for a treat, meal, or to eat on the go. I love a cherry danish, so thinking along those lines I made Fresh Cherry Kolaches…
These guys are packed with antioxidants and phyotnutrients! That beautiful ruby-red color of Cherries indicates they are full of anthocyanins which, help protect your heart. Cherries also have a cholesterol-lowering compounds. Cherries have sight-protecting phytonutrients lutein and zeaxanthin. Another bonus is, cherries contain compounds that have anti-inflammatory properties, which have been shown to reduce symptoms of arthritis.
Cherries are a good source of Vitamin A, C, and K. They are also a great source of fiber and beneficial minerals such as magnesium, potassium, and zinc.
Unlike some other fruits, Cherries do not ripen after being picked. Be sure to choose firm, plump, shiny cherries with green stems.
1 cup, pitted
Fiber 3 g
Calcium 20 mg
Potassium 342 mg
Vitamin C 11 mg
Vitamin A 99 IU
Vitamin K 3.2 µg
I love the sweet smell of bread baking You have to keep an eye on these little guys when they are in the oven, they bottoms can burn fast!
These Kolaches are delicious! They are wonderfully soft, sweet, and full of fresh cherry flavor. These Fresh Cherry Kolaches are great for breakfast, a snack or dessert
If you are looking for something quick to make with fresh cherries…