February 17th is paczki day


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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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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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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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Seems they changed day to Feb. 13. I guess because Lent starts Feb. 14th.
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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