For those living in the Texas “Czech Belt”, kolaches are a part of everyday life.
This sweet yeast bread filled with fruit or cheese was brought to the U.S. with Czech immigrants, in the mid-1800s.
A "kolache", for those who have never been blessed with a sampling of the pastry, is a type of pastry that holds a dollop of fruit rimmed by a puffy pillow of supple dough.
This step-by-step guide, complete with pictures and videos, will allow even the most timid baker the opportunity to make this old world classic easily and perfect every time.
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Dorothy Tepera Palmer was born in central Texas. She graduated from Texas A&M University and spent her professional life in research and translational science. She is proud to be 100% Czech and a second-generation American.
Dorothy was raised in the Texas "Czech-Belt" where she learned to polka and waltz and bake kolaches as did all the other "farm" girls. She is an experienced, professional baker and a retired Research Scientist. She and her husband live near Galveston, TX.
You can contact her at DPalmer@AggieNetwork.com