What’s in a kolache?

And where to find the best ones near Fort Worth, TX

Fruit kolaches in a display case

Traditional fruit kolcahes were filled with apples, apricots, peaches, or cherries.

Photo by @nono_joe

Turkey is the talk of the town, but people still eat other meals during the week of Thanksgiving. We’re throwing it back to a Texas favorite: kolaches.

Kolaches, pigs-in-a-blanket, sausage rolls — breakfast by any other name would taste as good.

The Czech pastry has been in the Lone Star State since about the 1880s. Traditionally, a yeasty bread roll is filled with fruit or cheese, but the term has evolved into something more like a hot dog — a sausage-filled pastry actually called a klobasniki.

Before hitting the road this week, start your trip with one of these famous bakeries.

City Editor Kate, here. Kolaches can be found in almost any local donut shop — and everyone will say the best ones are at their neighborhood shop. My personal recommendation is Dale’s Donuts #9 at 4455 Camp Bowie Blvd. That Dale makes a mean morning meal.

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