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sugarlander
Cheeseburger
2005/03/18 11:28:36
I used to get kolaches in Chicago as a child at the Calumet Bakery, which I understand is still open. The owner was named Matt Pocernich, and I don't know what his nationality. The kolaches were really light and flakey, almost like puff pastry, folded in like a pinwheel, with fruit or poppyseed or cheese fillings, and powdered sugar on top.
Though I do like the Texas Czech kolaches, they are completely different, yeast dough-based, heavier.
I have never been able to find a recipe for the memorable pastries from the Calumet Bakery.
Anyone?

Thanks,
Sugarlander.
Melifly
Junior Burger
☄ Helpfulby TruckerGitty 2014/12/09 04:58:44
RE: Kolaches 2005/03/31 12:55:40
I do not know the specific recipe, but the current owner is Kerry Moore, the grandson of Matt Pocernich (his nationality was Croatian, and he passed away in 2000). There are currently 3 locations:
18349 Torrance Ave. Lansing, IL (708) 895-3700
1446 119th St. Whiting, IN
and the original, 2510 E. 106th St. in South Deering.
I am Kerry's daughter Melissa (Matt's Great-Granddaughter). If you have any recipe questions, call the Lansing bakery, and I'm sure my dad would be happy to help you out.
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Kolaches 2005/03/31 13:21:16
We enjoy the various flavors of Kolache found in many of the Czech bakeries and restaurants thruout the midlle of the country....Texas to the Dakota's and east to the Chicago area. We have seen both the yeast dough and the pastry style, but the yeast dough seems to be the more common.
Our favorite filling would have to be the Apricot, followed closely by the Cheese, Prune and Poppyseed. Only in Texas have we seen a similiar pastry/roll stuffed with ground meat or a sausage and also called a Kolache. Everywhere else the sweet or fruit filling meets the definition for this bakery specialty.
In the several cookbooks we have, put together by various Czech organizations I think I count about 50 recipes for the little pastries...and I don't think there is a loser in the whole list !!
sugarlander
Cheeseburger
RE: Kolaches 2005/03/31 13:29:52
Thanks for the answers.
The next time I'm in the area, I'll be sure to check out one of the bakeries. Do you still make those wonderful cinnamon poppyseed rolls? I have fond memories of sitting on my brother's lap, steering the car, while he ran the pedals, going to pick up pastries for breakfast.
TJ Jackson
Filet Mignon
RE: Kolaches 2005/03/31 14:25:13
In the past year, a place called The Kolache Factory has opened in Northern Cincinnati. I don't get up that way too often, and so have not yet been there.

There are some pics of what this company calls a Kolache on the main page of their website. Looks like your basic yeast bread dough wrapped around whatever, fairly unsophisticated.

http://www.kolachefactory.com (look towards the bottom of the page)

From the descriptions earlier in this thread versus the KF pics, sounds like KF is very much like the texas variety mentioned earlier on this page, rather than the much better sounding Chicago version.
aleswench
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Kolaches 2005/03/31 14:48:06
My in-laws are Polish & Slovak and I have been handed down a wonderful Kolach recipe. I'll post it if you are interested - it is in our family cookbook.
sugarlander
Cheeseburger
RE: Kolaches 2005/03/31 15:17:07
The picture looks like a Texas kolache.

Aleswench, do post your recipe, I and others would enjoy it.

Thanks.
aleswench
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Kolaches 2005/04/03 18:48:57
I'll post it this week - have the recipe at home-I'm doggy sitting for the parents for a while - I'll have Bob bring it one lunchtime - it is really good. Just had some for Easter....
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Kolaches 2005/04/03 19:02:07

TJ,
We have a Kolache Factory mixed into the chain-food strip on Hurstborne Lane in Louisville (Across from Famous Dave's !) We have twice tried the Kolache and have to report it is less than satisfactory. Dry like day-old bread and a pasty semi-jelled filling....and worst of all Yuppie prices. I'll look forward to a run thru Southcentral Texas for the fresh ones next year.
czechmate
Junior Burger
RE: Kolaches 2005/05/05 00:27:28
I know what most of you mean with the whole KF thing...Don't go there unless thats what you want (hard dough and meat)...Houston has to be the hardest town to find real Czech kolaches (fruit with fluffy sweet dough). I remember being a youngster and being introduced to the treats by my father who learned to make them from his grandmother. Best I have ever tasted come from a Czech bakery in West,Texas (actually more in east texas) between Dallas and Austin on I35. http://www.kolacekbakery.com/
Lucky Bishop
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Kolaches 2005/05/05 01:49:38
Funny, my favorites are from a DIFFERENT place in West, Texas, the Czech Stop. Clearly, West is the kolache capital of the world!
oltheimmer
Cheeseburger
RE: Kolaches 2006/07/11 17:26:20
quote:
Originally posted by TJ Jackson

In the past year, a place called The Kolache Factory has opened in Northern Cincinnati. I don't get up that way too often, and so have not yet been there.

There are some pics of what this company calls a Kolache on the main page of their website. Looks like your basic yeast bread dough wrapped around whatever, fairly unsophisticated.

http://www.kolachefactory.com (look towards the bottom of the page)

From the descriptions earlier in this thread versus the KF pics, sounds like KF is very much like the texas variety mentioned earlier on this page, rather than the much better sounding Chicago version.
The Kolache Factory is a chain which I regret to have to admit is based in Houston. I read some interesting facts about it a few years ago. The founders had a background in retail, not food service; they were not bakers by profession or hobby; they were not Czech. They decided to take over a struggling kolache shop and not just turn it around but turn it into a chain. Ain't it wunnerful what you can learn to do in bidness school these days . The good news is it took them about a dozen years to make their business plan work; the bad news is, they made the business plan work.

The Kolache Factory is the exact antithesis of everything this website is about.

I've been just once, about 11 years ago, and never been back. I would describe the kolaches in one word as 'leaden.'

I wouldn't recommend anyone walk next door to get to a Kolache Factory, much less drive out of their way.

There. Now that I've vented I feel much better. After I calm down some more, I'll come back and post some more positive thoughts about kolaches in Houston. (Logging off and heading to the sink to splash some cold water on my face....)
sugarlander
Cheeseburger
RE: Kolaches 2006/07/12 12:23:04
Any updated on the kind of kolaches I've had in Chicago, not the kind in Texas. The chicago kind are square and folded over a filling with powdered sugar, the TX Czech kind are bready.
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Kolaches 2006/07/12 20:48:11
I agree... the vast majority of the Kolache I have ever had..Home-made and purchased in various locations used a bread-based dough...not a pie-crust or 'flakey' type of pastry although I have seen a few of that type called "Kolache' in generic bakeries.. I think you are describng some other form of pastry that may be being sold in a Czech-Related or Multi-Ethnic Bakery.
CETURTL
Hamburger
RE: Kolaches 2006/07/22 05:33:11
I grew up in Chicago and my Grandparents were from poland. Our kolaches were of the flakey pie crust type. I don't have the recipe but I remember that the dough was made from flour, butter and sour cream. I believe the sour cream and butter were of equal parts.
tacchino
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Kolaches 2006/07/22 05:43:15
My Hungarian relatives made their "kolacs" with a bread type dough, rolled up, with ground poppy seed filling. Delicious!
Tastytoo
Cheeseburger
RE: Kolaches 2006/07/22 07:10:49
quote:
Originally posted by sugarlander

Any updated on the kind of kolaches I've had in Chicago, not the kind in Texas. The chicago kind are square and folded over a filling with powdered sugar, the TX Czech kind are bready.


I think the Oak Mill Bakery in Niles, Illinois might have them. I know they carry paczki at Lent and I would think that a place that carries paczki would have kolacky. Also try a Yahoo local search. Look for Polish bakeries. We spell it kolacky. Also I'll look for a recipe and post. We make the non yeast ones and use cream cheese instead of sour cream.
sugarlander
Cheeseburger
RE: Kolaches 2006/08/01 15:53:59
Thanks for the replies, I'll be in Houston soon and will check. But a recipe for the flakey kind would be much appreciated.
Now I'm hungry.
HollyDolly
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Kolaches 2006/08/09 12:35:54
As far as I know,there is no Polish bakery in Panna Maria or it's sister town Czestachowa down the road. There is a place in West,Texas,as you go towards Dallas that makes kolaches,and has been mentioned even on tv I think on the show Food Finds.
I really don't think there are any polish bakeries in my area. There is Nagelins bakery in New Braunfels,Tx.that may make some.You could google their name for the heck of it.
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Kolaches 2006/08/09 15:09:23

Another great Czech Bakery is "Czech Heritage Bakery" located in Neon Square in TEMPLE TEXAS. It has been around for a long time and sure makes some good pastries.
pamlet
Junior Burger
RE: Kolaches 2006/09/22 20:12:07
Just found this thread hunting for Polish food in Texas. Unfortunately there's not much...

Having grown up in Chicago .. now living in Texas I've experienced both typed of Kolacki (Polish) or Kolache (Czech) ... Y'all have done a great job differentiating between the two!

Here's a recipe off the web that sounds a lot like my Buscia's recipe. (That's Polish for Grandma.. ) In the recipe it's made more like a thumbprint cookie .. we roll the out and fold them over .. the sprinkle with powdered sugar when they're cool. Also if you can find Solo pie filling .. that's the best .. it's thicker. The poppyseed is awsome...

http://www.ahomemadechristmas.com/recipes/kolacki.html

pamlet
Junior Burger
RE: Kolaches 2006/09/25 07:26:59
I know interesting website huh? I marked it though because it has some great recipes!!

I'm from the Spring Branch with the "official post office and zip code" It's north of San Antonio... I have to laugh ... apparently there's one near Houston that is more of a HUGE subdivision that I can tell... Our's is more of a bump in the road ... unincorporated ... most of the businesses are gas station/ice houses, the post office, a couple restaurants and septic tank businesses... oh and a couple "stone places". Just south of us toward San Antonio is Bulverde... it incorporated a few years ago and has an HEB and just this year a Home Depot... laugh...

Good food around tho' ... recently a BBQ place opened called Buck and Ozzy's... GREAT food!!
pamlet
Junior Burger
RE: Kolaches 2006/09/26 09:51:20
If you find a Polish one you have to let us know!! Laugh...

Houston seems to have the largest active community in Texas... Apparently the Poles around SA blended in .. Panna Maria was one of the first Polish settlements here... we've been down there and couldn't find a Polish Restaurnt.. :(

Around Christmas time HEB sells a packaged cookie that is the closest I've found to a Polish Kolacki .. not exactly .. but close. It's more of a shortbread texture than the flaky Buscia made... I know Buscia's (and all the other Polish ladie's) were the very best the day they were made... the next day or so they'd get "flat" ... of course they rarely lasted more than the initial day of baking.. Laugh...

Interesting about the "Houston" Spring Branch... I've heard of it ... and have always said we'd go through there when we're in Houston - but we never remember.. (we used to drive to Houston just to get Krispy Kreme's and stop at IKEA to get the meatballs...) We have a KK now - and there's an IKEA going up in Austin... can't say I care for their furniture ... but I LOVE those meatballs...
cyrano
Cheeseburger
RE: Kolaches 2006/09/29 01:25:33
Funny that a mention of Spring Branch (the subdivision) got into the kolache thread, because there is one of the best kolache shops in Texas, right in Spring Branch. It's Kolache Bakery (not to be confused with Kolache Factory), on Bingle, close to Long Point. I put the url for the ratings from b4ueat.com below. I no longer live in Houston but grew up in Spring Branch (the school district is still there). I've seen the place go downhill but it's making a comeback because it's quite convenient for a downtown or Galleria commute and the home prices are often amazingly low for nice neighborhoods.

But I digress. Kolache Factory is an amazing place, almost literally a hole in the wall in a strip center that looked seedy 30 years ago. But you know it's authentic because you can always find flyers for the local polka dance on the weekend.

http://www.b4-u-eat.com/houston/restaurants/reviews/rsv2180.asp
pamlet
Junior Burger
RE: Kolaches 2006/09/29 08:56:38
We haven't been to the Houston Ikea in YEARS ... especially since one opened in Dallas and my son's girlfriend is up there. May have to make the trip to Houston ... and then we can hit the Ikea AND the Kolache factory!!

Interesting that "Spring Branch" there is where Ikea is... to be honest someone once had described it as "very upscale" ... I'd have never thought the area around Ikea was it.. laugh...

I really don't remember the name of the cookie at HEB (can't even remember if it was a variation of Kolacki laugh I just recognized the shape) ... they're in a round container that looks like it would hold a pie ... I think they're apricot and either strawberry or rasberry filling.

One thing about the Czech ones ... I LOVE the sausage .. something we don't do on the Polish... we usually stop in West, Tx if we're up that way on I-35 ... I think it's Czech Stop we stop at .. it's a regular stop - even if we're not hungry I'll pick them up because eventually we'll be hungry.. laugh...
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Kolaches 2006/10/25 14:32:44

Thanks for the great followup on the Kolache situation in Texas. Those do indeed look like the Kolache Recipes that I recall from Mother's Baking efforts and the Czech festivals we have attended over hte years.

We have added the Kolache review to our Round Rock Doughnut Review that is fast approaching the BBQ Review as the Priority activity for our part of the February Glee-Club Tour coming up in just 3.5 months!! I think I better just skip Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday Feasting times, to conserve space and time for the February Anti-Lent Session!
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
RE: Kolaches 2006/10/25 15:25:25
I have only tried kolaches one time and that was at Weikel's Store and Bakery in La Grange, Texas. It was the first place I hit on a six day trip to Texas, so I loaded up on five different flavors (six pack of each), with apricot and pineapple being my favorites. Too bad I can't get these here at home.

http://www.weikels.com/
Texianjoe
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Kolaches 2006/10/25 15:32:53
oltheimer,

I grew up in that part of town and the shoppe has been there as long as I can remember, it is easy to miss if you are not looking for it.

Which taqueria were you searching for? Also gone but not forgotten Burger Haus(not misspelled) around the corner on Park Place.

joe
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Kolaches 2006/10/25 16:29:41
I rented a car today from Enterprise in Houston. They were extremely courteous and offered complimentary kolaches. I brough Judi back a couple of the sausage and cheeese and ham and cheese. The bread was extremely good.

Paul E. Smith
knoxville, TN
planojim
Cheeseburger
RE: Kolaches 2006/10/27 11:55:21
my grandmother was from the Ukraine. the kolaches she made we more like cookies. Apricot, prune (lecvar), pineapple, a poppy seed.

When I got my first kolache down here in Texas, I sent it back, thinking they had sent me a breakfast danish by mistake.
pamlet
Junior Burger
RE: Kolaches 2006/10/27 16:56:18
Laugh I know what you mean planojim ... except my first Texas Kolache was SAUSAGE ... boy was I freaked out!!!!

I've learned to love both though...
shilohautumn
Junior Burger
RE: Kolaches 2006/10/28 21:09:19
Those kolaches look really yummy! Anyone know where you can find any in the greater Phoenix area, Arizona?


www.dailykitchen.com
pamlet
Junior Burger
RE: Kolaches 2006/11/05 08:31:27
You know I wonder if the Poles in South Texas "gave up" on their style Koloczki long ago due to humidity. I know I have a tough time making the "Good" when it's humid - which is most of the time.. laugh.. I think it's the flakiness... kind of like it's hard to find REAL crusty bread here.. It will be crusty right out of the oven ... then it goes soft..

Thanks for your review of the grocery - can't wait to read your review of the restaurant!
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Kolaches 2006/11/05 10:01:09
Kolaches must be a staple in Houston. It seems that about every bakery around serves them .

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
pamlet
Junior Burger
RE: Kolaches 2006/11/09 07:51:57
Ahhh but believe me ... it is CONSISTENTLY more humid in South Texas than Chicago... laugh... have lived both ... at least San Antonio isn't as bad as Houston w/the humidity!

I've never been a huge pork shank person... that combo plate sounds wonderful though I'd "share" the duck with someone ... hahahha... I could just eat Golabki and Pierogi all day long... I've never made my own pierogo - but I do make a mean cabbage roll!
viennadog
Junior Burger
RE: Kolaches 2007/06/14 17:34:26
Wow, can't believe how many kolachki bakeries there are in Houston! What a gold mine!

My mom used to make the most incredible kolacki's and they were stuffed to the max with filling. Instead of making them round they were square and she folded each corner up towards the middle so they were sealed, so to speak. The most important ingredient was cream cheese in the dough, like the recipe link, which really gave it a wonderful flavor.
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Kolaches 2007/06/14 19:35:45
quote:
Originally posted by viennadog

Wow, can't believe how many kolachki bakeries there are in Houston! What a gold mine!

My mom used to make the most incredible kolacki's and they were stuffed to the max with filling. Instead of making them round they were square and she folded each corner up towards the middle so they were sealed, so to speak. The most important ingredient was cream cheese in the dough, like the recipe link, which really gave it a wonderful flavor.


I noticed that in Houstojn but traveling with Al, The Mayor, the kolache's are all over Texas. The Czech's have seen to that. They are very good.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
RE: Kolaches 2007/10/08 11:31:32
Just found out there is a kolache place near me. The owner moved up from Houston and started the place. I am going to do my best to get there this week sometime.

http://www.cafekolache.com/
Huebscher
Junior Burger
RE: Kolaches 2010/01/16 09:36:40
Yep, MY granma made the cookie type too. She was Polish.  I've had the yeast type only as a Jewish Danish, around Easter.  They make them in Tucson, AZ.  Nevber had a yeast Kolachi anywhere else.  When I lived in Chicago we only had/made the cream cheese cookie type
planojim

mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Kolaches 2010/01/18 21:46:28
I can't believe we have a long thread with no photos of the topic!!  Here is a tray of Kolache purchased in Wilson, KS (The Czech Capital of Kansas) and sitting in the sunlight on the dash of our truck as we plod along I-70 eastbound.  No Creamcheese or poppy seeds were available this time.
 These were Cherry and Apricot filled.
tammyk
Junior Burger
RE: Kolaches 2012/09/29 03:46:43
Hi aleswench!  Did you post the kolache recipe somewhere on this site?  My grandmother used to purchase kolaches for Christmas every year from the Kolache Bakery that was located in Spring Branch (Houston) Texas for decades.  Sadly they closed and the tradition ended.  My favorites were the poppy seed and the cream cheese.  I would love to have an authentic recipe that you mentioned having.  Thanks.
post edited by tammyk - 2012/09/29 03:48:44
HollyDolly
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Kolaches 2012/10/03 14:25:53
You're right about Spring Branch. Been there many times over the years.It's on USHWY281.However the older part of Spring Branch is on  the Spring Branch Road. Haven't been in the area lately ,and the area around Bulverde north of San Antonio is really growing.There is a little bakery in schertz i haven't tried yet in the old Church's Chicken on FM78. Also Royal Donuts here has kolaches, but don't know if they have fruit ones.I know they have sausage ones. These are more the bread dough type, not the flaky pastry type.
 
Still haven't bought anything from them yet. I should pick some up and take them to work, which is about a block away.
Treetop Tom
Cheeseburger
RE: Kolaches 2012/11/01 15:58:29
Some transplanted Texans have opened a kolache bakery/ice cream parlor just down the street from us - both sweet and savory.  So delicious.  The cream cheese kolaches warm from the oven may be my favorite baked good ever, and that's saying something for a bread-head like me.

 
homekelly
Junior Burger
Re:Kolaches 2013/07/18 22:42:54
The wonderful Oakmont Bakery in Oakmont PA (Pittsburgh area) regularly makes the flaky cookie-type kolaches in apricot and nut. This is the kind my grandma always made when we were growing up. Grandma's pastry was made with cream cheese.
 

Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Kolaches 2013/07/19 18:31:51
I have stopped in West Texas, TX where the fertilizer explosion occurred many times.  There are several kolaches places immediately available directly off interstate.
 
When my wife was in MD Anderson in Houston for six months, there was a places just south of my motel that sold them fresh every day along with super doughnuts.  Double outstanding but the ones in West TX was better.
 
Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
Re:Kolaches 2013/07/19 18:39:14
homekelly-
I didn't know that the Oakmont Bakery made kolaches.  Thanks for the tip. 
MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
RE: Kolaches 2013/07/20 08:51:30
Having been raised near Pittsburgh in the '50's - which has everythng Eastern European - I think it odd that I never even heard of a kolatche until I moved to Texas in 2005! 
 
They are everywhere around here - even at the Asian donut shops!
ann peeples
Sirloin
RE: Kolaches 2013/07/20 15:20:32
Interesting. They are not around in Milwaukee much-and you would think they would be, considering the ethnic back ground here.
MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
RE: Kolaches 2013/07/21 14:57:24
Evidently, 'kolaches' are a far broader category of pastry than they are in Texas.  Here, a kolache is a pastry stuffed with meat - usually sausage.
 

mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Kolaches 2013/07/21 22:17:14
Several of my Czech relatives have chuckled about the meat-filled versions, saying that the Americans have altered the original content recipes. All the Kolache they identify with are fruit, poppyseed or sweet-cheese filled.  But calling for a meat/sausage filled Kolache is so much nicer than asking for "Pigs in a Blanket"!!!
WarToad
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Kolaches 2013/07/22 08:07:36
Having a 100% Czech mother, I have never heard or seen meat filled kolaches.  I think the fatherst me Mom ever strayed from fruit was cream cheese.
MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
RE: Kolaches 2013/07/22 08:33:38
mayor al

Several of my Czech relatives have chuckled about the meat-filled versions, saying that the Americans have altered the original content recipes. All the Kolache they identify with are fruit, poppyseed or sweet-cheese filled.  But calling for a meat/sausage filled Kolache is so much nicer than asking for "Pigs in a Blanket"!!!


The "Texas Kolache" was most definitely started by Czech immigrants who settled in Texas.  Once here, evidently they adapted their baking craft to Texas tastes (which, God Knows, includes meat!).  In so doing they made lots of $ "dough" $.
 
God Bless all those who came here seeking freedom and became American Entrepreneurs! 
Constitution + Entrepreneurship = U.S.A. !
post edited by MetroplexJim - 2013/07/22 08:35:08
mr chips
Filet Mignon
RE: Kolaches 2013/07/22 09:19:11
Thanks for the revival of this topic. When the explosions and deaths occurred, I thought about the kolache places and wondered if there was damage to them. I ate kolaches in Austin and a couple other places and loved them though the tragedy in West was so horrible it seemed unseemly to wonder about a food.
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Kolaches 2013/07/22 14:02:00
The Czech's were/are a "major minority" group in Texas. According to the Historical Society Czech is the third language in Texas after English and Spanish. We visited several of the 'Czech Towns' over the years, West, Shiner, Schuenberg, Praha, and several others. All had kept much of the traditional culture alive in the food and beverage, but WEST had more variety in the shoppes and restaurants than most of the smaller villages.  Mother used to visit the gift shops on each of our visits, not just to buy trinket souvenirs, but to talk with the folks there and exchanges stories learned of her birthland...(she left as an infant in 1912, but was taught her cultural heritage in weekend Czech Schools as a child in Chicago)
  As a followup to the disaster story... We donated to a relief fund set-up for rebuilding the damaged area in WEST. It is administered by the Baylor University Foundation, with a commitment that 100% of the funds contributed would go directly to the relief effort...no admin costs at all.  Well, twice since the disaster, we have received personal updates from the Baylor Foundation describing the results of the  donations from hundreds of folks like us, that totaled over a million dollars. It is a good feeling to know that our donations are actually doing something to help those folks.
 
BTW  There are Czech villages from Texas to Minnesota..all having annual festivals, and being a source of great Czech Food. We have visited a number of these plus of course the Czech community in Chichago .  KOLACHE, in the traditional sense are alive and making folks happy all over Mid-America !!!
MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
RE: Kolaches 2013/07/22 17:43:22
Thanks, Mayor Al
 
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Kolaches 2013/07/22 17:54:48
I recall on a visit to Shiner, WJ, Bushie and some others that Al made a stop at this beautiful Czech church.  Al went in and I regretted that I did not.  I appreciated Al's knowledge of the Czech culture.
 
Like Al, I have stopped at West, TX for the Kolache's and I had the fortune of getting them hot out of the oven.  I did not know that the ones I was getting was not true Czech but they were good.  I also got several of the fruit ones also.
 
Paul E. smith
Knoxville, TN
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Kolaches 2013/07/22 19:45:46
Paul
I am not enough of a 'purist' to reject those meat-filled Kolaches. I include them as a regional variation, much like how Texas style BBQ differs from the South Carolina BBQ !  A Kolache is a Kolache no matter where you find it...
Uncle Groucho
Cheeseburger
RE: Kolaches 2013/07/22 22:52:44
What type of meat was used and what did they season it with, what can you compare it with in taste? Not the Pig In A Blanket ones.
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Kolaches 2013/07/23 05:52:44
Uncle,  What makes the Kolache different from the Danish Pastry ( a close cousin) is the dough used...Kolache is more of a sweetened bread dough than a pastry dough(flakey) or pie-crust type.
The meat Kolache we have enjoyed in Texas were shaped like Pigs in a Blanket...like the ones Jim shared above in this thread, or totally enclosed in a slider-burger sized bunlike dough, using ground sassage for a 'stuffed' filling. 
MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
RE: Kolaches 2013/07/23 09:20:02
Here is protein-loving Texas even Krispy-Kreme is in the Kolache business:
 

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