Paczki * Filled Doughnut Day

Happy Filled doughnut Day !!! 

How can it not be a great day – it’s Friday & we get to eat doughnuts !!!

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Do you have a favorite filling ? I am actually a fan of cream filled doughnuts but living in Michigan for many years I got introduced to Polish doughnuts called   pączki.

What are they ?

Although they look like German berliners, North American bismarcks or jelly doughnuts, pączki are made from especially rich dough containing eggs, fats, sugar, yeast and sometimes milk. They feature a variety of fruit and creme fillings and can be glazed, or covered with granulated or powdered sugar.

You can make them at home but if you are in an area that have them pick up a box.

Friday’s Recipe :  Paczki 

  • 1 pkg Active Dry Yeast
  • ¼ cup lukewarm Water
  • ⅓ cup Butter, softened
  • ⅔ cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 3 Egg Yolks
  • ¼ cup Rum
  • ¾ tsp. Salt
  • 3½ cup Flour
  • oil, for frying
  • plum preserves, for filling
  • Powder sugar for dusting

Dissolve yeast in water and set aside. In a the bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add the whole egg, followed by the egg yolks one at a time. Add rum, dissolved yeast and salt. Add flour and Mix about 5 minutes. Place dough in greased bowl -Cover & let Raise .

Flip risen dough onto floured surface. Roll to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut into rounds using an upside-down coffee cup. Continue rerolling and cutting dough until it is all used. Place rounds onto a lightly floured cookie sheet and cover with plastic wrap. Allow to rise for about a half hour.

Fry in 375 degree oil for about 2 1/2 minutes per side or until golden brown. When fried, remove to paper-towel lined cookie sheet and immediately sprinkle with powdered sugar. Fill with choice of filling using a pastry bag .   Lisa

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