Pour milk over sugar, salt, and margarine. Stir and let cool. Dissolve yeast in warm water and set aside. To first mixture add 1 cup flour and beat smooth. Add yeast and stir. Add 3 cups flour and then the eggs, well beaten. Add more flour, about 3 cup to form soft dough. Place on floured board and rest for 10 minutes. Knead well and let rise in bowl until double in bulk.
Poppyseed Kolache Filling(Traditional)
Grind poppy seeds in a poppy seed grinder. Add half and half, syrup, and sugar. Cook slowly 1 hour. Soften raisins by stewing with some water for 1/2 hour. Add raisins to poppy seed mixture for last 1/2 hour of cooking. As mixture cools add vanilla.
Apricot Kolache Filling
Grind apricots. Add other ingredients and mix well. As a money saving measure, dried peaches may be substituted in part to help stretch apricots and still preserve flavor.
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