Kolaches are Czech pastries made of a yeast dough and usually filled with fruit, but sometimes cheese. As Czech immigrants founded communities during the 1880s in rural Texas, later known as the Texas Czech Belt, the flavors and fillings evolved.
Beef & pork sausage . Our famous pastry that holds Shipley Donuts brand smoked sausage , and American cheese surrounded by a puffy cushion of supple dough.
A little Czech lesson: Those sausage -filled pastries you’ve been calling kolaches for years actually were never brought over from the motherland. They’re called klobasniky, and they were invented by Czech families settled in Texas (The Village Bakery in West, Texas takes credit for the delicious treat).
While you can find kolaches almost anywhere in the United States, outside of Texas , they remain most popular in areas where Czech immigrants settled, such as Nebraska, Wisconsin and Oklahoma. But for generations, Texans have flocked to West, and especially to the Czech Stop, to satisfy their kolache cravings.
Kolaczki is the Polish spelling (pronounced kolatchky).
A klobasnek (Czech klobásník /ˌkloʊˈbæsnɪk/, plural klobásníky, meaning “a roll made of Sweet, spun dough known as Koláč made and often filled with Klobása or other fillings”) is a chiefly American Czech savory finger food. Klobasneks are similar in style to sausage rolls, but the meat is wrapped in kolache dough.
They also serve five different kinds of kolache : the Big Earl Sausage and Cheese, with or without jalapenos; traditional sausage; ham and cheese; and sausage and cheese. “The Big Earl ” is named for former Houston Oilers running back Earl Campbell.
Yes, Czech settlers are believed to have created kolaches after they moved to Texas. But kolaches are pastries, most often filled with fruity concoctions, not the pigs in blankets pictured by BuzzFeed. If you want a “meat kolache ,” that’s a klobasniki, not a hot dog rolled in croissant dough.
At Shipley’s we only fry perfectly-proofed donuts that are light, delicious and non-greasy to the taste.
In the United States, the term “pigs in a blanket” typically refers to hot dogs in croissant dough , but may include Vienna sausages , cocktail or breakfast/link sausages baked inside biscuit dough or croissant dough .
It’s the humble sausage roll . Or, as American’s are now calling it, the ‘puff dog’. The beginnings of sausage rolls can date back to Roman times when meat was wrapped in pastry, but as for pork, it only began to be popular in London during the Napoleonic Wars.
Pigs in a blanket are also known as devils on horseback, kilted sausages, and wiener winks. They are typically small in size and can be eaten in one or two bites.
Though the nexus for kolache bakeries and Czech restaurants in Texas is just to the east of the Hill Country, Texans all over the state crave these breakfast treats. Just as other European groups came to Texas , Czech people flocked to the state in the late 1800s, seeking the same refuge and freedom others wanted.
But, aren’t those kolaches? Well check out the menu board of most any donut or pastry store in East Texas or beyond, and yes, those pastries stuffed with an elongated sausage have been named and embraced as a kolache.
It’s a really healthy breakfast.” Smith said one kolache only contains between 100 and 250 calories, depending on the size and filling. Compared to a plain doughnut, which ranges between 160 and 300 calories before any filling or icing is added, it definitely makes more of a mark in the healthy arena.