Kolaches and Klobasnikys
The early bird gets the kolache at Hruska’s, a family-owned outpost on Highway 71, halfway between Houston and Austin. Starting out as a general store on Main Street, Hruska’s has been family owned since 1912. In 1952, they opened a service station along the road and began serving eager travelers kolaches made by Aldophine Krenek, who sourced the poppy seeds from her own garden. Using her recipe, the store continues to sell 16 varieties of kolaches (we love the spinach and feta) and klobasnikys—a Texas inspired, house-made sausage, stuffed into a wad of dough to make a pig in a blanket. And don’t forget the skrumptions, a cookie sandwich that borders on the ethereal.
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