Kolache: a sweet bun filled with jam or pulped fruit.
When Sandy Ferrell moved across the state to East Texas, she noticed one important thing was missing: Authentic Czech Kolaches. She and her family would take a yearly road trip to the Southern parts of our state to get their genuine Kolache fix. But after a few years, her father was unable to keep making the trips. So, with him as her inspiration, she decided it was time to bring this family tradition to East Texas. She spent over a year perfecting the Kolache dough recipe, and in January 2017 opened her home bakery Czech Please.
Ferrell says Czech Please is her definition of East Texas’ premiere Czech home bakery, and after paying a visit we couldn’t agree more. Each week Ferrell bakes dozens and dozens of Czexan (Czech + Texan) fruit Kolaches, heirloom cinnamon rolls, and Czech cookies. You can find her whole menu on the Czech Please Facebook page.
Ferrell hand bakes over a dozen Kolache flavors including Apricot, Poppyseed, Peach, Cherry, Lemon and Apple Pie.
Ferrell started as a home bakery, selling at local Farmer’s Markets, but in February 2019 Czech Please opened a standalone location at 1801 Farm to Market Road 1844 in Gilmer.
Right now her hours are Wednesday – Sunday from 6 a.m. – 11 a.m. or until she sells out.
Kolache and other treat options are limited, so if you want to make sure you get your hands on some go ahead and pre-order or make a reservation. You can do that through their Facebook page..
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