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|What are Paczkis?|
They're not just another jelly donut!
People may not agree on how to pronounce them, but all are preparing to gobble up Paczkis on Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday. Emigrants of Poland pronounce them "Pooch-key," or "Punch-key," or even "Poonch-key." All are correct.
Trays of tasty Paczkis
These round, sugar-coated, fruit-filled Polish pastries were served up annually on the day before Lent, a period of abstinence observed by Roman Catholics. Originally, Paczkis were made for practical reasons -- to use up the lard and eggs that were prohibited during Lent. Now, they're more of a last-minute binge of sweets before the lenten sacrifice. Whatever their past, all enjoy the tasty treat Paczki, which means "little package" in Polish.
The New World version, like the old, begins as an extra large doughball, rich in egg yolks and deep fried, just like a donut. Each is then overfilled with blueberry, caramel apple, cherry, chocolate chiffon, cream cheese, custard, lemon, peach, peanut butter, prune, raspberry and strawberry. Then they are topped with a smooth sugar glaze or rolled in fine granulated sugar. It's 100 percent quality or it's not Paczki! And don't ask about calories; you just don't want to know! Besides, you can work 'em off during Lent.
Pictured above are cream cheese, prune, raspberry and custard Paczkis. Also available in caramel apple, cherry, lemon, chocolate chiffon, peach, strawberry, blueberry and peanut butter. Or, if you prefer, you can order them plain.
Paczki or Paczki Day are becoming what chocolate is to St. Valentine's Day and what pumpkin pie is to Thanksgiving, as many people share them with friends, families and co-workers. In previous years, bakeries claimed Halloween as the traditional season that sold the most donut treats. Now areas of the country show that Paczki sales surpass even their No. 1 bakery holiday of Christmas! If you haven't tried them in previous years, give yourself a special treat this season.
|Blueberry, cherry, custard, cream cheese, lemon, peach, prune & raspberry|
Caramel apple, chocolate chiffon, strawberry & peanut butter
|Order your Paczkis soon so they will be available on the days listed below.
|Paczki schedule for 2021|
January 6, 8, 9, 13, 15, 16, 20, 22, 23, 27, 29, 30.
February 3, 5, 6, 10, 12, 13, 15 & 16, which is Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras!
We also will have three post-Paczki days:
February 17, 18 and 19.
To place your order, call Emily's at