CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Czech School students learned how to bake kolaches today, with help from the expert kolache-makers from St. Monica’s Circle at St. Wenceslaus Church.
Students rolled balls of the dough, used a glass to form a perfect circle in the center and filled the dough with poppyseed, cherry, apricot and prune filling, and buttered the end product before tasting the fruit-filled Czech favorite after baking.
A few also tried their hand at making rohlicky, a Czech twisted dinner roll.
They also toured the historic St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, built in 1904, and the neighboring Czech Heritage Park, featuring a St. Ludmila sculpture created in the Czech Republic.
The church, founded in 1874 by Bohemian immigrants, is a Czech National Parish, meaning any Catholic of Czech origin can, regardless of parish boundaries, be a member of the parish.
See photos of the Czech School students learning the art of egg decorating, learn more about Czech activities in Iowa and view more images from today’s kolache-baking and tour, below:
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