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Happy Paczki Day!!!
Feb 28th, 2006 at 7:20pm
 
is this just a michigan thing?

(oh its pronounced punch-key or poonch-key)
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Reply #1 - Feb 28th, 2006 at 8:07pm
 
I can tell you that they don't have it in Florida!  That's for sure! Smiley
Why don't you describe them for us?  I would like to know what I am missing!
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Reply #2 - Feb 28th, 2006 at 8:15pm
 
And while we're at it, HAPPY FAT TUESDAY to all!   Grin
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Reply #3 - Feb 28th, 2006 at 8:18pm
 
Are the 2 holidays related?  Or is it just coincidence? Undecided
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Reply #4 - Feb 28th, 2006 at 8:21pm
 
Yeah, they are related.  Although I can't precisely describe the Paczki, I know it's a pastry item, not unlike the beignets served in New Orleans (especially on Fat Tuesday), which is the big feast before lent begins on Ash Wednesday (tomorrow).
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Reply #5 - Feb 28th, 2006 at 8:32pm
 
Shall we have a topic on "What everyone is giving up for Lent?"  I always love asking that question!
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Reply #6 - Feb 28th, 2006 at 8:39pm
 
Paczki Day and Fat Tuesday
From Nicole Bradley, The Detroit Times

A Detroit Tradition
Fat Tuesday is the literal English translation for “Mardi Gras” – the huge festival that New Orleans, Louisiana is famous for. The fun starts on January 6 which is the Twelfth Night Feast of the Epiphany and continue on until the big finale on the day before Ash Wednesday. Fat Tuesday is named such because partying involves eating anything and everything in sight in preparation for the long season of fasting for Christians. Partying continues on until the stroke of Midnight, the official beginning of Lent.

New Orleans isn’t the only city that celebrates Fat Tuesday. Detroit has a lot of fun, every year, on this last day before lent. In Detroit, Fat Tuesday is better known as Paczki Day.

What is a paczki?

A paczki (pronounced “Poonch-key”) is a Polish donut. It uses a richer batter than traditional donuts. These donuts are traditionally filled with raspberry or prune filling although a huge variety of other fillings are now available. Hamtramck, a small Polish city within Detroit, is where the authentic Polish bakeries are located and thousands of metro Detroiters travel to Hamtramck every year on Fat Tuesday to indulge. In Detroit, Fat Tuesday is so named for the oil and shortening found in paczkis that Christian Poles so often give up for Lent.

Paczki Day is a Polish Holiday and was essentially unknown to the greater Detroit area until the 80’s when the media first started covering this day and, more aptly, the yummy Polish treats. Now it seems like everyone is Polish on Paczki Day! It’s become a Detroit tradition, regardless of ethnic origin.

If you want to pick up a dozen paczkis for your family or office, you can get them at any authentic Polish bakery. Don’t be fooled into thinking that the paczkis offered up at your local donut franchise or grocer is the real thing. These aren’t just any jelly-filled donuts. You can put in advance orders with most bakeries. If you wait until Paczki Day to pick up your donuts, be prepared for a possible line!

Local Polish Bakeries include:

    * New Deluxe Polish Bakery
     11920 Conant
     313-892-8165
    * New Martha Washington Bakery
     10335 Joseph Campau
     313-872-1988
    * New Palace Bakery
     9833 Joseph Campau
     313-875-1334
    * New Polka Bakery
     9834 Conant
     313-873-7959
    * Oaza Bakery and Deli
     11815 Joseph Campau
     313-365-7010
    * Polish Deli and Bakery
     12015 Joseph Campau
     313-365-3731

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Reply #7 - Feb 28th, 2006 at 9:44pm
 
Paczkis = a jelly donut that has about 4 TBS of LARD and 6 TBS of sugar....

Probably a whole day's worth of calories in 1 Paczki!
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Reply #8 - Feb 28th, 2006 at 10:38pm
 
Sounds like more than that!  I think one bite is good enough for me!  And prunes?  Yuck!  I'll stick with the raspberry!  Can you put some chocolate on that one for me? Smiley
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Reply #9 - Mar 1st, 2006 at 5:58am
 
I'm with you Solodka....give me chocolate or give me death!   Wink  I'm soooo pms--ing!
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Reply #10 - Mar 1st, 2006 at 9:49am
 
Jeanine wrote on Mar 1st, 2006 at 5:58am:
I'm with you Solodka....give me chocolate or give me death!   Wink  I'm soooo pms--ing!


We must be in sync!  But chocolate raspberry is the ultimate!  I used to love those raspberry jelly rings covered in dark chocolate!  Yummmy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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