Kolaches: Czech Sweet Pastries

Kolaches are a Czech sweet pastry, usually filled with jam, poppy seeds or a cheese filling and topped with a sweet crumble. Their name comes from the old Slavonic word, kolo, meaning circle or wheel. The pastry is made from a sweet, fluffy dough, similar to brioche. A deep indentation is made in the center

Bossche Bollen: Dutch Profiteroles

Bossche Bollen are essentially giant profiteroles filled with cream and covered in chocolate, originating from the Dutch city, Den Bosch. They look impressive and are deceptively simple to make. While they originate from Den Bosch, you can find them throughout the Netherlands either by the name of Bossche Bol or Moorkop. Like all Dutch treats,