Happy fat Tuesday everybody!
No calorie counting today
Eat drink and be happy
Got some raspberry paczki’s for my family, not the official Hamtramck ones. But they seem to be enjoying them.
How it all began….
A most popular Polish-American tradition is celebrated on Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. In Polish culture Pączki Day (Punch-key) is a once-a-year event and is only celebrated on Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday.
Paczki are made of a very rich, sweet yeast dough consisting of eggs, butter and milk, donuts‘ dough is usually not nearly as rich. … About the only difference is that Pączki uses a richer dough than jelly donuts or Berliners.
One paczki can contain 300 to 450 calories and anywhere from 15 to 24 grams of fat, depending on the size and exact makeup of the treat, making it a perfect addition to Fat Tuesday celebrations.
This is from the Hamtramck Bakery 👇🏼
Paczki fun facts
1. Number of paczki flavors offered on Fat Tuesday?
2. What temperature are they fried at?
3. How long are they fried?
5 to 6 minutes
4. How many ingredients are inside?
8 in plain, more in filled
5. How many paczki fit on one baking sheet?
6. How many calories is one paczek?
340 to 450 calories, depending on the flavor
7. How many grams of fat is one paczek?
11 to 22 grams
8. How much does one paczek weigh?
2 to 3 1/2 ounces, depending if they’re plain, sugared or filled
9. How many customers come on Fat Tuesday?
Hundreds. “When our doors open Monday morning, we don’t stop until Tuesday night,” Bakic says. “All we know, it’s lines out the door.”
10. How many staff members work on Fat Tuesday?
11. How many bakers work on Fat Tuesday?
9 to 10 per shift
12. What time do you start making paczki?
Starting Sunday night, it’s around the clock.
13. How many paczki are left over at the end of the day?
Not many. “Even if someone came to rob us, we wouldn’t have one to throw at somebody,” Bakic says.
14. How many years has the bakery sold paczki?
15. How many years have paczki been around historically?
Hundreds, likely since the Middle Ages
16. How much do they cost?
$16 per dozen
17. Number of days they stay good for?
2 days maximum
18. How many does the average customer eat in one day?
1 to 6