ORIGINAL in Poland, Paczkis are delicious sweets commonly consumed before the Christian season of Lent.
Here’s everything we know about where to find candy.
What is Paczki?
Paczkis are deep-fried spherical donuts with a sweet filling.
Usually, they are topped with powdered sugar, ice, yeast, or dried orange peel.
Before cooking, a small amount of grain alcohol is added to the Paczki dough to prevent oil absorption.
Traditional Paczki fillings include powlida – a stewed plum jam – or wild rose petal jam.
Other fillings are also popular, such as strawberry, Bavarian cream, or custard.
Where can I buy it for Fat Tuesday?
Paczkis are usually available at any local bakery, especially on or near Fat Tuesday.
In large Polish communities – commonly found around the Midwest and Northeast, such as Chicago and Detroit – Paczki Day is celebrated annually by immigrants and locals.
Other major cities honoring Paczki Day include Buffalo, Toledo, Cleveland, Milwaukee, St Louis and Louisville.
Sweets cravings can search the internet for local bakeries that carry Paczki.
One website even ships Paczkis to more than 60 cities across the United States.
What is Fat Tuesday?
Mardi Gras is simply French for ‘Fat Tuesday’.
Each year, Fat Tuesday is celebrated the day before Ash Wednesday, marking the beginning of the Christian season of Vegetarian season.
During Lent, sacrifice and fasting are common practices.
The purpose of Fat Tuesday is to spend the last day before Lent enjoying the consumption of high-fat foods and to celebrate the end of the Carnival season.
In many Christian religions, Carnival is a festive season – usually between Christmas and the start of Lent – filled with celebrations and parties, costumes and libations.
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