Pączki are traditional Polish doughnuts. Pączki is the plural form of the word pączek in Polish, but many English speakers use pączki as singular and paczkis as plural. A pączek is a deep-fried piece of dough shaped into a flattened sphere and filled with plums or other sweet filling. A traditional filling is marmalade made from fried rose buds. Fresh
pączki are usually covered with powdered sugar, icing or bits of fried orange zest. Pączki have been known in Poland at least since the Middle Ages. Pączki Day Traditionally, the reason for making pączki has been to use up all the lard, sugar and fruit in the house, which are forbidden during Lent. They are eaten especially on Fat Thursday, the last Thursday before Lent (Polish: Tłusty czwartek, not to be confused with Fat Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday). In heavily Polish Catholic areas of the United States, Pączki Day is celebrated with pączki-eating contests, music and other Polish food.
Nie ma karnawału bez pączków :) I o ile nie jestem ogromną miłośniczką pączków, to są takie, które lubię bardzo. Pączki jakie lubię powinny być mięciutkie, pulchniutkie, nadziane konfiturą truskawkową lub różaną, polane lukrem i posypane płatkami migdałowymi. Za takimi pączkami nie raz staliśmy w tłusty czwartek w mega… Czytaj dalej »
This Slavic-inspired Pre-Lenten Celebration includes samples of elite vodkas and Polish beers—imported for the event and not normally available in Ohio--complimented this year with an upgraded Polish gourmet, live music, dancing, trivia contest and—of course, a pączki parade and prizes.
Pre-Lenten Event in Youngstown, Ohio
- Tłusty Czwartek, or Fat Thursday is the Polish version of the French Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday). This year United Cultural Society and Polish Happy Hour Buffalo will be celebrating 2 Polish Happy Hour Buffalo events (Event 1 / Event 2) before Lent begins (with entertainment by the ONE, THE ONLY John Gora). Both will be held at the Millennium Hotel. Harmony Polish Folk Ensemble will be performing as well. Last year our Pączki Day drew approximately 1,000 people. We are working on some surprises for this event and we will have some amazing prizes, raffles, and silent auction items. Please invite your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers.