185. Check Out the Czech Bakery
I am in Kolache heaven. If you have never been to a Czech bakery, you haven't lived. What's really great about Czech bakeries here in Texas is that they incorporate some of our local favorite ingredients like jalapenos.
Monica's Czech Bakery is located just up the road in Jarrell in the same building as the Exxon station on the east side of IH 35. It doesn't look like much from the outside, but don't judge by the lack of frills in the building or signage. This is a wonderful Czech bakery where everything is baked fresh daily and offer delicious pastries of all flavors. They have flavors of the day specials too.
My favorite is the jalapeno sausage kolache which makes a fine lunch on a busy day. On Thursdays, senior citizens get a fruit or cheese kolache and small coffee for only $1.25 from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. What a deal! The daily kolache flavors are cream cheese, apple, apricot, poppyseed and strawberry/cream. These delights are $.95 each or $10 per dozen. The sausage kolaches are $1.40 each or $15 per dozen. You can get spicy or jalapeno sausage or ham & cheese. They also bake cinnamon rolls, brownies, mini breads and muffins.
The kolache is a type of pastry that holds a dollop of fruit rimmed by a puffy pillow of supple dough. The sausage filled variety is actually called a klobasnek or klobasniki but they are mistakenly called kolaches. The kolache originated as a semi-sweet wedding dessert from Central Europe and became popular in parts of the U.S. Central Texas has a large population of Czech Americans with many restaurants and bakeries specializing in kolaches. Czech immigrants came to the Central Texas area to purchase rich lands
to farm and start a fresh life in the new world in the 1880's.
Experience a little bit of Eastern Europe and sink you mouth into a fresh kolache. Visit Monica's Czech Bakery in Jarrell.
Location: Monica's Czech Bakery
12820 N. IH 35 (Exit 275)
Hours: Tues.-Thurs. 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Friday & Sat. 6:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Closed Sun. & Mon.
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