Kolaches: An Adopted Texas Tradition
When you think of Kolaches, what do you imagine? I think of pigs-in-a-blanket type pastry with some kind of meat in the middle, and it turns out I’m wrong.
Kolaches are actually a fruit filled pastry introduced to Texas by Czech immigrants. Since there introduction in Texas, they have been modified and twisted into something else through the years.
Writer Wynne Davis, explores the history of the kolache in an article for NPR.org, where she interviewed bakers in Czech founded communities in Texas to learn how the traditional European treat transformed into a Texas tradition.
One Houston based Kolache business, is expanding across the country with their sweet and savory options for breakfast. Am I the only one who saw Kolaches this way? What is your perception, and do you have a favorite?