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Paczki Day In Chicago
Paczki Day In Chicago - Delicious Doughnuts For Fat Tuesday!
It's the most delicious day of the Spring in Chicago - Paczki Day! Never heard of packzkis? They're a delicious Polish doughnut primarily eaten on Fat Tuesday (the day before Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent). Paczkis consist of deep fried dough in a circle shape, filled with jelly or sometimes cream, and topped with icing, glaze or powdered sugar. Yum!
Because of Chicago's sizable Polish and Polish-American population, Paczki Day in Chicago has become an annual tradition, with lines starting early outside of bakeries every Fat Tuesday, and Chicagoans of all ethnic and religious backgrounds chowing down on this delicious doughnut treat.
Chicago Television Reports on Paczki Day
Why Do We Have Paczki Only Once A Year?
First, because we'd be busting out of our clothes if we had these delicious but fattening treats more often!
The real answer -
Traditionally, Paczki were made as a way to use up all the lard, sugar, eggs and fruit in the house, before Catholics would start fasting practices of the Lenten season.
Looking For A Paczki Recipe? - Polish Holiday Cookery Has One For You!
Polish Holiday Cookery acquaints readers with traditional Polish foods associated with various occasions and furnishes countless cooking tips and serving suggestions. This "instruction manual for the culturally aware Polish American" offers more than 400 recipes, along with a lexicon of basic foods and culinary concepts, ingredients and procedures, and sample menus. The clearly-written recipes facilitate the preparation of the dishes and their incorporation in the Polish-American mainstream culture.
Polish Holiday Cookery covers holidays such as Christmas and Easter, as well as celebrations year-round. Ideas for banquets, picnics, dinners, and family favorites abound throughout, ensuring that cooks have a selection of dishes for any occasion.
Where to buy Paczki in Chicago - Great Bakeries in Chicago!
- Oak Mill Bakery
Oak Mill Bakery is a wholesale and retail European style bakery using the freshest ingredients to create anything from pastries to wedding cakes.
- Dinkel's Bakery
Dinkel's Bakery- Quality baked goods for any occasion, delivered fresh to your door! Family owned and operated since 1922 in Chicago. Treat yourself! World Famous Stollen, Srudel, Delicious Cookies
- Weber's Bakery
For more than 75 years, Weber's Bakery has produced Chicago's finest decorated cakes and other signature items.
- Central Continental Bakery
Central Continental Bakery, Inc. provides a diverse line of products catered specifically to the needs of our customers. We create a variety of ethnic pastries and breads, traditional and non-traditional holiday favorites, hand decorated and photo ca