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Old 02-08-2005, 09:23 PM   #1
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How Many Pacski Did You Eat

I had 2 today...both with fresh strawberries!!!! YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 02-08-2005, 09:41 PM   #2
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1 lemon paczki. man i wish we had strawberry!!!!
sounds very yummy erik
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Old 02-08-2005, 09:44 PM   #3
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2 - one strawberry, and for the sake of authentic tradtion, 1 prune.

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Old 02-08-2005, 11:36 PM   #4
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What are paczki? I know I can google the answer but you guy's are cooler than the internet.
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Lugaru...here ya go:

Paczki (punch-key) Day is the feast of plenty before the Lenten fast begins. It is the last day of gaiety in Karnawal time, the period between Christmas and Lent. This is the time for sleigh parties called Kulig. To mark the last moments of excess before the austerity of Lenten sacrifice, Polish Roman Catholics celebrate Paczki Day.

On this day the traditional deep fried pastries (something like jelly doughnuts) are enjoyed throughout the world's Polonias. This joyous activity precedes the Gorzkie Zale (lamentation services) of Lent in Polonian churches. In Poland, Paczki Day takes place the Thursday before Ash Wednesday, called Tlusty Czwartek (Fat Thursday). Long lines form in front of the bakeries in Polonia, and millions of Paczki are sold.

In United States Polonia, Paczki Day takes place the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, traditionally called Fat Tuesday in Carnival. Polish American bakeries also supply Paczki in the hundreds of thousands that day. Often in American Polonia, Paczki Day is celebrated with polka dances. In Roman Catholic grammar schools throughout American Polonia, children enjoy Paczki at school on that day.

They are sold with many fillings: custard, apricot, cheese, strawberry, blueberry...etc...

The traditional one is prune filled!!!
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Old 02-09-2005, 08:03 AM   #6
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In Polish, Paczcki just means donut.

Somehow that got attached to Fat Tuesday, but who's complaining?? :D

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(A proud pollack who spent most of last Saturday making homemade pierogi - This weekend, Golabki!)
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Old 02-09-2005, 08:49 AM   #7
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lol ronjohn. my son is 1/4 pollock, ummm, polish. my fil was polish american. someday i hope to have a flagpole with my families' nationalities (polish, slovakian, norwegian, and irish) flying below old glory.
do you know what's the name of the sweet poppy seed filling in polish cakes? and the prune one too?
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in a nut shell, a paczki is an overfilled donut.
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Old 02-09-2005, 09:17 AM   #9
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lol ronjohn. my son is 1/4 pollock, ummm, polish. my fil was polish american. someday i hope to have a flagpole with my families' nationalities (polish, slovakian, norwegian, and irish) flying below old glory.
do you know what's the name of the sweet poppy seed filling in polish cakes? and the prune one too?
You mean the poppyseed cakes? They're called Makowiec. Don't know if there's a name just for the filling. The prune one, I dpn't know offhand.

Gonna get myself over to Poland one of these years, maybe I'll even manage to drag Dad along. Not sure if anyone remembers where his family was from (family legend has them in southern Poland, and also in what is now part of the Czech republic). They were all already here when WWII started.

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Now I know where my fried raviolli came from. (probably)

And a "pollack" is a fish, belonging to the general family to which cod belong, (Gadidae) and known as Pollachius pollachius, normally found in deep water around wrecks, and fished with lures.
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