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Definition What Are Paczkis

February 21, 2012 by staff 

Definition What Are Paczkis, The definition of Paczkis can be defined as a pastry which is a deep-fried piece of dough shaped into a flattened sphere and filled with confiture or other sweet filling.
Today is the Paczkis Day in Poland and U.S.
In Poland, p?czki are eaten especially on Fat Thursday which is the last Thursday before Ash Wednesday.

Many Polish Americans also celebrate Paczki Day on Fat Tuesday.
The reason for making p?czki was to use up all the lard, sugar, eggs and fruit in the house, because they were forbidden to be consumed due to Catholic fasting practices during Lent.

As Paczki are usually covered with powdered sugar, icing or bits of dried orange zest.
And a small amount of grain alcohol is added to the dough before cooking; as it evaporates, it prevents the absorption of oil deep into the dough.
Paczki have been known in Poland at least since the Middle Ages.
These pastries have become popular in the United States as a result of Polish immigrants and marketing by the bakery industry. They are particularly popular in areas where there is a large concentration of Polish immigrants.

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