Many Czech foods have become an integral part of today’s Texas cuisine—kolaches being one of the most popular examples. The delectable little pastries are traditionally filled with fruits, jams, cheese, or poppy seeds. However, they can be filled with meat, cheese and other savory ingredients as well.
Very popular in South China to serve to the guests as a snack during the Chinese New Year. It is so named because the round dough balls, when deep fried, will crack open like someone laughing. It carries a meaning of being able to laugh throughout the year.
We found that we could pile the crumb topping high on this cake—just like they do in Jersey—by paying special attention to the types of flour and sugar we used in each layer.