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This week, after our Underrated Kolache post last week, we decided to delve deeper into the kolach's savory cousin, the klobasnek.
A klobasnek (or klobasnik), like a kolach, is pastry of Czech origin that is popular in central Texas. The distinction, however, is that kolach are sweet pastries filled with non-meat fillings (fruit, cream cheese, poppy seed) in the center, while klobasneks are savory pastries more similar to pigs in a blanket, or sausage rolls, where the dough is wrapped entirely around the sausage filling. According to word etymologist Barry Popick, the word klobasnek is derived from the Czech word klobase, a traditional sausage similar to the Polish kielbasa.
So all those jalapeño sausage kolache you've been ordering? They're technically klobasnkeks (also, the jalapeño is totally a Texas addition).
Either way, the same yeast dough is used to make both delectable pastries. Here's how to make it:More »