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.
That looks so absolutely delicious! You have some wonderful food finds in Pittsburgh!
that was nice of your friends to share this and liked learning that pronunciation
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.
Thanks Rob. So many flavors to choose from.
Looks delicious. Nice friends.
Yum! Yum! Yum!
Ooooh those look so good!
Wow, these look delicious, I can almost taste them, lol. Thanks for sharing, I had never heard of these before.
What a thoughtful gift, which looks so so delicious.
Comfort food plus. Thanks Audrey
Ah, comfort food. Ideal for winter.
Mmm, I’d like some of the little ones filled with custard.
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.
Yum! You have great friends. Thanks for the pronunciation lesson. 🙂