I hope everyone had an excellent Fat Tuesday yesterday! Sean and I celebrated the occasion by making our own pączki. Can you believe that I had never had one before this year? (Or if I have, it was when I was too young to remember.) What a shame!
This past weekend, to prepare myself for making my own, we bought a box of them at the grocery store so I could give ’em a try. It was a bit of a splurge for our wallets, but definitely worth it!
I only have a few photos from this adventure, and unfortunately none of a finished pączek because they all disappeared before I remembered to take one. Typical Emily. I used a recipe from The King Arthur Flour Bakers Companion.
From this experience, I must say— eating a homemade pączek first thing Tuesday morning was an excellent way to prepare for this year’s Lenten season.