Today people in Poland celebrate “Tłusty Czwartek” – Fat Thursday. Fat Thursday always marks the last Thursday before the Lent and everybody eats “pączki” then. These are traditional Polish deep-fried pastries, filled with pudding or jam and covered with sugar glaze. One may best compare this delicacy to the German “Berliner balls” or donuts. A statistical inhabitant of Poland will eat today 2,5 pączki on average what gives us a total of ca. 100 million pieces.
Willing to make them yourself? Click here for the recipe.