texas style kolache recipe, also known as klobasnek

Texas Style Kolache Recipe – aka Klobasnek

  • Author: Sarah | AwayFromTheBox
  • Prep Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 35 minutes
  • Yield: 16 1x


This delicious Texas style kolache recipe, or klobasnek, is a soft, slightly sweet dough stuffed with sausage and cheese! A classic Texas breakfast.



Overnight dough

1/3 c. boiling water

2/3 c. AP flour

Bread Dough

1 TB active dry yeast

3/4 c. warm water 110-115°F

2 2/3 c. AP flour

3 TB milk powder

1/3 c + 1 tsp granulated sugar

1 tsp salt

1 egg

1/4 c. butter, melted


16 slices deli American cheese (not singles)

8 hot dogs or sausages, cut in half

2 TB butter, melted, for brushing on top


Overnight Dough

Mix together the flour and boiling water until it turns into a wet dough. Place the overnight dough on a sheet of plastic wrap and close it, twisting into a ball. Refrigerate overnight.

Bread Dough

Heat the water until it reaches 110-115°F (don’t chance this – test it with a food thermometer to be sure) and pour the yeast over the top. Let it sit for 5 minutes, or until it looks frothy.

In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, milk powder, salt and sugar. Make a well in the center, add the yeast mixture and stir to combine. Add the egg, stir, then the overnight dough and make sure all ingredients are fully incorporated. Stir in the melted butter until it forms a soft, shaggy dough. The dough should start to pull away from the sides of the bowl.

On a generously floured work surface, turn out the dough and knead for 10 minutes. The dough should be smooth and elastic, not sticky or wet. Place in a clean bowl covered with a kitchen towel and let rise for 1 hour.

Roll the dough out into a 16″ x 12″ rectangle. Cut the dough into 16 equal rectangles measuring about 4″ x 3″ – 4 lines across, 4 down. Fold each slice of cheese into thirds and stack on top of each piece of dough, then place the halved hot dogs on top. Roll up each kolache, pulling and tucking or pinching the edges to make sure there are no holes.

Place each of them on a sheet pan lined with parchment or a slipat silicone baking mat at least 2″ apart with the seam side down. Cover with a clean kitchen towel and let rise for at least an hour.

Preheat the oven to 350°F and brush each kolache with the melted butter. Bake 17-20 minutes, or until golden.


See post for tools I used in this recipe.

If you don’t like or have access to American cheese, use cheddar or any style you like. My favorite Texas kolaches use American and it’s why I chose to use it in this recipe.

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Czech American

Keywords: kolache recipe, sausage kolache, texas kolache, klobasnek, klobasniky, czech pastry, breakfast roll, sausage roll, pigs in a blanket