I’ve visited this particular bakery so many times over the years. It’s part of my heritage, and a mandatory visit must be made each year while in town visiting West Fest. That’s a Czech and Polka Festival held every year over Labor Day weekend in the (now famous) West, Texas.
Going to this (in my mind) historic spot with my kids was so special. I’ve spent a lot of time eating and trying to recreate their delicious, authentic Czech kolaches. They have about a billion varieties, and this place is always hopping. Did I mention that it’s open, including the bakery, 24/7? YUMMMM!
Czech Stop is a gas station for anyone that is dumb enough not to go inside, but a wonderland of delicious pastries and deli items for those that are wanting their tastebuds to be satisfied and delighted. Even though it broke all the paleo rules, I had to have a poppy seed kolache. Okay. 2 poppyseed kolaches. Oh, and 3 more on the drive back through town.
Can you see the love put into this heavenly morsel? The delicate, flavorful, flaky pastry surrounding the warm and sweet poppyseed filling? Yes, sprinkled with sugar on top. Heaven.
I don’t regret going. I don’t regret eating them. The slight heartburn and sore throat from eating these things my body thinks it hates was worth it all.