Lydia Faust, 74, the co-chairwoman of the upcoming Kolache Festival in Caldwell, adds toppings to her secret kolache recipe in her kitchen at Slovacek Sausage Company Thursday, Aug. 30, 2007, in Snook. Poppy seed and cheese, Faust said, are among the favorites. She also makes, cherry, strawberry, sausage to name a few. Faust has been making kolaches since she was a teenager and has won the kolache bake contest at the festival. She starts her day at 4:30 a.m. for people who travel as far as 25 mi
Szarlotka, otherwise known as Polish Apple Cake, is a dessert my paternal grandmother (babcia) used to make. Not only did my babcia make a delicious szarlotka, she was an amazing lady who was a big part of the Polish resistance against the Germans in WWII. Unfortunately she passed away many years ago and I never had a chance to get her recipe. Over time I’ve made several szarlotkas, experimenting to make one similar to what she made. I think babcia would be very proud of this one!