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Klobasnek (Sausage Kolaches)

Klobasnek aka Sausage Kolaches are a delicious Czech food. They are similar to pigs in a blanket but better.

I lived in Texas for 7 years. They know how to do food. I learned about so many kinds of food. One of those was Kolaches. Where I lived they called both fruit and sausage kolaches, kolaches. 

Since then I have learned that sausage kolaches are actually called klobasnek. And actually the plural is klobasniky. I know it doesn’t seem to make sense. But klobasnek is Slovenian for sausage. Considering that it is a different language the plural is going to look different.

Kolaches are the sweet version of these. They use the same dough, but you make them more like rolls and fill them with jam or fruit.

In the area of Texas that I lived, there was a large community of Czechs. They have delicious food. And one of their most well know foods is kolaches or klobasnek.  

And in reality they are not hard to make yourself. A little patience is needed, but beyond that it’s really simple.

Yield: 8 servings

Klobasnek (Sausage Kolaches)

Klobasnek (Sausage Kolaches)

Klobasnek aka Sausage Kolaches are a delicious Czech food. They are similar to pigs in a blanket but better.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Rest & Chill Time 6 hours 40 minutes
Bake Time 30 minutes
Total Time 7 hours 30 minutes



  • 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 Tbsp butter, cut into small pieces
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 1/4 cups flour


  • 8 Sausages (like Johnson Beddar Cheddar Smoked Sausage)


  1. Add water, milk, and butter to a microwave safe bowl or 2 cup liquid measuring cup. Heat in microwave to 110 - 115 F.
  2. Add liquid mixture to stand mixer bowl, sprinkle yeast over water and gently mix. Allow to stand for 5 minutes. Yeast will become foamy. 
  3. Add eggs, sugar and salt. Turn mixer on low and mix thoroughly. 
  4. Add flour in two batches and mix until just combined. If dough is very wet add up to 1/4 cup flour.
  5. Allow dough to rest in bowl for 2 hours. 
  6. The dough will be wet and sticky. After the 2 hours, place bowl of dough in refrigerator overnight or at least 4 hours.
  7. Divide dough into 8 balls. I floured my hands as I made the balls.  Place the balls on a parchment lined pan. Allow dough to rest for 20 minutes.
  8. After the dough has rested, press it out and wrap dough around a sausage. Lay kolaches with the seam down. Allow the kolaches to rest for another 20 minutes. 
  9. Preheat oven to 375. Bake for 30 - 35 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and brush with butter. Cool for 10 minutes and serve.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 552Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 106mgSodium: 935mgCarbohydrates: 57gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 18g

The nutritional information provided here is not guaranteed to be accurate and is provided for informational (and google) purposes only.

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