Shipley’s Kolache Recipe

Shipley's Kolache Recipe

Made famous by Texan households, the Shipley’s kolache recipe is a very popular dish among a lot of people in the USA. These homemade sausage kolaches are a delight to enjoy during summer events and barbeque parties. The dish itself is really easy to make and you can cook it just before the serving time you intend to. 

How to Make Kolaches

You can cook delicious Texas kolache hotdogs at your home without going through too much hassle. The method of this dish is easy to follow even for beginners.

Texan households have this dish frequently. This is very popular among the Czech immigrant households as well. Many of them enjoy the taste of their ancestral roots. This is a breakfast kolache recipe since you can also enjoy these treats during breakfast.

The recipe is very convenient and you can get the ingredients easily. If you wish to have something filling during breakfast, this dish is a great option to consider. 

So, here is the recipe to cook these delicious sausage-filled treats.

Ingredients that You Will Need Are:

Two-Thirds of a Cup of Milk

One-Fourth of a Cup of Sugar

One Package of Active Dry Yeast

Two Large Eggs

Six Tablespoons of Unsalted Butter

One Teaspoon of Salt

Four Cups of All-Purpose Flour

Twelve Sausages, (Full Hot Dog Size)

One Large Egg (for Egg Wash)

One Teaspoon of Milk (for Eggwash)

Method of Preparing the Hot Dog Kolache Step by Step:

Step 1: Warm up the milk to 110-115℉. Pour the heated milk into a stand mixer’s big mixing bowl (or bowl you will use to mix the dough). Combine the sugar and yeast in a mixing bowl.

Allow 5-10 minutes for the foam to form. Combine the beaten eggs, melted butter, and salt in a mixing bowl. To mix, stir everything together.

Step 2: After the dough has formed into a ball from all that mixing, remove it from the mixing bowl.

Coat a clean bowl with a little quantity of vegetable oil, then set the dough ball in the bowl and spin it to coat it in the oil as well. Using a clean kitchen towel, cover the dish. Place the dough-containing bowl in a convenient location in the kitchen.

Allow the dough to rise for an hour or until it has doubled in size. In a large pan on heat, cook the sausages until they turn into golden brown in color. Take the pan off the heat and set it aside.

Step 3: Punch down the dough when it has risen, then take it from the bowl and divide it into 12 equal pieces. Working one at a time, flatten a piece of dough into a rectangle shape the same width as the sausages using your fingers.

Place the sausage on top, wrp it up, and crimp the seams. Place this on a large baking sheet, seam side down. Place the kolaches about one inch or so, apart from each other on a baking sheet because they will increase in size during the baking process. Continue rolling the dough and sausages until all of them are done.

Step 4: Allow for another 45 minutes of rising time by covering the baking sheet with a clean cloth. Set the oven to preheating to a temperature of 400 degrees F.

Then, make the egg wash by whisking the egg and milk together, in a small dish. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Brush the kolache’s tops with the egg wash. Bake for 15-17 minutes, or until the kolache’s tops are golden brown.

Remove the kolaches from the oven and set them aside for a few minutes to cool off just a little. Serve them warm and enjoy with your favorite condiments, even though they taste just amazing on their own as well.


There are also variations of this dish where it is called Kolaches donuts. The sweet yet savory sensation while tasting makes the experience of having these hotdogs even more enjoyable.

If you try this dish once, you are always going to want more. Single servings of this dish alone are very fulfilling. But if you have the appetite to have more, you are sure welcome to do so!

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