As my husband and I set off from Missouri bound for California with a mission of finding a job, I really didn’t think we’d make too many food discoveries along the way. Boy, was I wrong.
I was totally sick of paying tolls on I-44/I-40 in Oklahoma, so being a massive cheapskate about things like that, we took an exit that gave us a partial refund on our toll and took the back way into Oklahoma City. About halfway into our detour, we hit Prague, and I see this sign:
Did someone say kolache? I grabbed my notebook to mark the date, just in case I could make it back here for the festival.
And then I saw this:
I had my husband swing the car around like he was Luke Duke driving the General Lee. The Prague Bakery, which was full of locals enjoying coffees, pastries and each other’s company at 8:30 a.m. on a Saturday morning, had lots of different sweet rolls and donuts, but there was only one object of my desire. I wanted a kolach, but I couldn’t buy one individually. I had to buy them by the dozen. Darn.
Kolache (plural for kolach) are small pastries filled with fruit or cheeses that hail from Central Europe and they are an ideal companion to a cup of coffee. We opted for a mixed pack of cherry, apple and apricot.
These were delicious (especially the apple and apricot) and managed to last us for three breakfasts on our road trip. They were also the perfect reminder that getting off the interstates is a great way to find good food.