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Polish Wheel Cake or Kołacz

Polish Wheel Cake or Kołacz

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Definition: Kołacz is a Polish yeast-raised coffee cake. It gets its name from the Polish word for wheel. Kołacz is traditionally served at weddings, when it is known as kołacz weselny, and holidays, and usually has a cheese or poppyseed filling.
Pronunciation: KOH-wahtch
Alternate Spellings: kalacs, kolacs
Common Misspellings: kowatz
My father thought his mom made the best cheese kołacz in the world.
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