Today we’re celebrating a Fat Thursday. It’s the last Thursday before the Lent and it indicates that the carnival is ending. Traditionally, it is a day dedicated to eating. People meet with their friends and relatives and eat large quantities of sweets, cakes and other meals forbidden during Lent. In Poland the most popular food eaten on this day is “pączek” (a doughnut). However, it looks a little bit different from the “donuts” consumed by the police officers in American TV series 😉
It is a fist-size, deep-fried piece of dough, filled with different types of jams or other filling such as whipped cream, rose marmalade, advocate, chocolate or caramel. They are usually covered with powdered sugar, icing or sprinkled with dried orange zest or nuts. Traditionally, a small amount of spiritus is added to the dough before cooking so that it prevents the absorption of oil deep into the dough as it evaporates. (source: wikipedia.com) The German name for this delicacy is a “berliner”.
It’s one of my favourite Polish celebrations since I’m addicted to eating doughnuts. I love them in all shapes and types and with all the fillings. My favourite is the one with a cherry preserves. DELISH!
So, I’d like to invite you all to share our sweet celebration. Just grab some doughnut and enjoy 🙂
I’m going to the shop to buy mooore!