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February 17th is paczki day

Discussion in 'Foods of the Civil War' started by major bill, Feb 10, 2017.

  1. major bill

    major bill Lt. Colonel Forum Host

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    Paczki day is fast approaching so it is getting time to order your paczki or you will have to just take what ever is left. I am not sure this is a big deal everywhere but around here you need to order your favorite paczki early or risk not getting your favorites.
     

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    hoosier 1st Lieutenant Forum Host

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    Can't say I've heard much about paczki around here, though from what I can find on the Internet, it sounds like a tasty confection.

    In this area, with its German heritage, fastnachts are the most popular pre-Lenten treat.
     
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  4. major bill

    major bill Lt. Colonel Forum Host

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    Lemmon or Strawberry filled are my favorites.
     
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    Not a food I know. Thanks for posting as will do more research on it.
     
  6. Anna Elizabeth Henry

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    My neighborhood has a large Polish immigrant population and I've seen and heard of these. The local Polish deli a few blocks from my house sells these at Lent. I get the ones filled with custard or raspberry jam. SO good!

     
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  7. Student of Sherman

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    One of my favorites! Family always went down to Hamtramck all the time for Paczki's, perfect for the Polish side.

    That's the one thing I wish Tennessee had more of (or any), is Polish restaurants & bakeries. Although...I do have to give credit to Publix, they offer special ordering for Paczki's every year, which is better than having nothing. I'm all about the Custard filled ones! :smile:
     
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    I had seen them on one of Andrew Zimmern's Delicious Destination shows and he went to a bakery that all they made were these,big selection of flavors.
     
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    Seems they changed day to Feb. 13. I guess because Lent starts Feb. 14th.
     
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  10. Anna Elizabeth Henry

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    Here's a Paczki doughnut recipe from a cooking blog I often enjoy -

    Ingredients -
    • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 2 teaspoons (1 packet = 7 grams) yeast (instant or regular)
    • 2/3 cup 1% milk – warmed to 120°F for instant/110°F for regular yeast
    • 3 Tablespoons vegetable oil or extra light olive oil
    • 2 egg yolks
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
    • about 1/4 cup extra flour
    • 1 Tablespoon melted butter
    • 1/3 cup sugar for coating
    • 1 cup jam, custard, or filling of choice
    Directions - http://www.jennycancook.com/recipes/paczki-polish-doughnuts/
     
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    The Tuesday before Lent is known in many parts of Europe as "Fat Tuesday". The reason is simply that many people give up sweets during Lent, so on the last day before Lent begins they kind of stuff themselves with sweets, hence FAT Tuesday.:smile coffee:
     
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    Fat Tuesday is always the biggest day of Madri Gras in New Orleans.
     
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    I have never heard of these before, although I saw the AZ episode mentioned. I guess I wasn't paying attention. They do look delicious though. Thanks @major bill for posting this food, a new one to me.
     
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  14. major bill

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    I am dieting and every story has joined forces to temp me with these.
     
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