Sunday, February 10, 2008


Not until moving to NY, did I realize that Fat Tuesday and the food associated with them, paczkis are a regional thing. A paczki is a fried piece of dough shaped into a flattened sphere and filled with plums or other sweet filling, much like a jelly filled dough nut. Traditionally, the reason for making paczkis has been to use up all the lard, sugar eggs and fruit in the house, which are forbidden during Lent. I have vivid memories of my parent bringing home paczkis and my brother and I splitting them in half to examine the flavor and digging in.

Recipe: Authentic Polish Paczki

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