PĄCZKI is pronounced Poonch-Key or Punch-Key

Happy Fat Tuesday.  

Today some friends brought over this fancy box of Pączki from the Oakmont Bakery, decorated with a Mardi Gras mask. What a nice surprise to find on the porch.  Steve and I cut one in half and shared it.

Later we cut another one in half and shared it.  So a total of one apiece but two different fillings on Monday.

Looking forward to Tuesday’s sampling. The idea is to eat the last of rich fatty treats prior to Ash Wednesday that marks the beginning of Lent.

Two years ago I posted how my friend Donna introduced me to Pączki in the Brookline neighborhood Party Cake Shop bakery. (pronounced Poonch-Key or Punch-Key)
Pączki  means “little package” in Polish.  It is a traditional filled baked good fried in deep fat and filled with different fruit or cream fillings. They can be glazed or sugared on the outside.



Bakery Case in the Party Cake Shop in Brookline
Here is a fruit filled one. Some have custard or cream. Pączki is from 2019 post at Party Cake Shop Bakery


A sign in the Party Cake Shop window





17 thoughts on “PĄCZKI is pronounced Poonch-Key or Punch-Key

  1. I bought some Pazckis the other day. I was introduced to these several years ago from a Polish friend. I look forward to them every year indulging in these wonderful, traditional treats. My favorites are the jelly filled covered in powdered sugar.

  2. Wow, these look delicious, I can almost taste them, lol. Thanks for sharing, I had never heard of these before.

  3. They look delicious and remind me of my heritage. The pronunciation also reminds me how complicated the polish language is to speak and write and read. Each year I promise myself that I will havevPaczki and each year I forget until it is too late and Fat Tuesday passes buy. So I will enjoy your photos on this Shrove Tuesday.

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