Sweet pleasure….Fat Thursday day

Fat Thursday is a traditional Catholic Christian feast marking the last Thursday before Lent and is associated with the celebration of Carnival. Because Lent is a time of fasting, the next opportunity to feast would not be until Easter. Traditionally it is a day dedicated to eating, when people meet in their homes or cafés with their friends and relatives and eat large quantities of sweets, cakes and other meals usually not eaten during Lent. Among the most popular all-national dishes served on that day are pączki in Poland – donughts filled with rose marmalade, served with lots of powdered sugar.

How do you celebrate Fat Thursday? Do you bake donughts?



Best when hot:))

Ingredients for about 40 pieces:

1 kg of wheat flour
50 g of fresh yeast or 3 sachets (21 g), dry yeast
100 – 150 g sugar
500 ml of milk
6 egg yolks
One whole egg
5 – 6 tablespoons of oil or 100 g butter
half a vanilla pod (or a small package of vanilla sugar)
40 ml of spirits
juice and grated rind of 1 lemon
half a teaspoon of salt
frying fat
jam to fill
powdered sugar for sprinkling or icing (1 cup granulated sugar spread of 2 – 3 tablespoons of hot water, the proportions can be increased)

Sift flour, mix with dry yeast (from fresh to do first solution).

Add remaining ingredients and mix, adding at the end of the dissolved fat. Knead a few minutes, until dough is smooth and elastic (I recommend the mixer or machine baking bread). The kneaded dough form into a ball, put it in a lightly floured bowl, cover and set aside in a warm place until double in volume (about 1.5 hours).

Form small  portions of the dough  in the hands , put half a teaspoon of the filling, stick together, forming buds. Cover with a napkin and leave to rise in a warm place until double in volume.

Fry in deep fat at a temperature of 175 ° C with both sides until golden brown.

Remove, drain , sprinkle with powdered sugar or decorate with icing.



Bon appetit…

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