Family recipe

Sisters Courtney Frakey, left, and Tiffany Binegar manage The Kolache Shop in Clute and Brazoria. The business is family owned as opened in 1985.

WHILE THOSE WHO KEEP the recipe in their mental storage say the dough is the most important part of a good kolache, it's evident that family heritage is just as, if not more, important to baking goods and successfully sharing them with a community.

Courtney Frakey and Tiffany Binegar's mother, Debbie Frakey, started The Kolache Shop in Clute with her parents in 1985, the sisters said.

That was the same year older sister Binegar was born, and fittingly, the sisters say they've worked there their entire lives. When they were too short to reach the sink, they stood on a chair. Binegar had a swing in the kitchen her family would run over to wind up until it needed to be wound again, she said.

"I had a crib here, my girls had a crib here," Binegar said.

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