Braided Rolls – Housky


Makes: 8
Prep: 20 minutes
Knead: 5 – 10 minutes
Rise: 30 minutes
Hands On: 20 minutes
Second Rise: 45 minutes
Bake 390F (200C)15 minutes
Total: 2 hours 20 minutes

1 1/2 cups (360 ml) milk
1/2 tsp granulated sugar
1 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
3 3/4 cups (570 g) all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
3 Tbsp (42 g) unsalted butter (at room temperature)

Toppings of your choice
Caraway Seeds
Caraway Seeds and coarse salt mix (50/50)
Coarse Salt
Sesame Seeds

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  1. Hi Krystina! Thanks for the recipe and I can’t wait to try it. Everything we cooked from the cookbook or your site worked out great! Can I just ask where do you source all purpose flour in Czech Republic? I know they have normally two types of flower, but not all purpose. I am just asking because I would like to make kolace or babovka while visiting in Czech, but I don’t know where to get all purpose flour. Thank you very much in advance!

    1. Hi Lidia, I am happy to hear you enjoy my recipes. In CZ we don’t have flour called all purpose but it is named Hladká mouka. It is equivalent of all purpose. Wishing you the best of success!

      1. Ok, I see:) I remember seeing hladka mouka in Tesco back there. Thank you and have a great day!

  2. They look amazing! One question though – should I use Wondra flour when making these?

    1. No, in my recipe I use all purpose flour. No need for Wondra.

  3. Instead of water, could you coat with an egg wash to make them look shiny? They look amazing! Thank you so much for what you do for the Czech communities all over!

    1. Thank you Jeanette for your kind words. ☺️ Egg wash is usually done on pastries. I wouldn’t recommend it for breads.

  4. These turned out amazing! Thank you. Where can I get the full recipe with the instructions. I followed the recipe on U tube but would like written instructions. Thank you

    1. On my website I don’t have written instructions. I only have them in my hardcover cookbooks. This recipe will be in my next cookbook Volume 2.

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