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    Big Grin It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a paczki?!?



    Paczki (often pronounced "poonch key") Day - an annual Polish tradition here in ye olde Great Lakes State in honor of Fat Tuesday. They're like a million calories (yes, that's exaggerated), but they are oh-so-good! (My favorite are the raspberry ones).

    Paczki day is fast approaching and eventhough I'm on my health-kick, I'm still going to pick some up and bring them to work next week.

    Does anyone else like paczkis?
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    Nope, never heard of them. It's nothing like cevapcici!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BLOWHARD View Post
    Nope, never heard of them. It's nothing like cevapcici!
    Blasphemy!

    The cevapcici looks interesting. May be worth a try one day, providing the spices aren't overpowering. (It can't be any worse than Filipino food. That adventure really didn't go over well. ).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Umah Bloodomen View Post

    Does anyone else like paczkis?[/color]
    I love pączki!!!!
    I'm from Poland so I do celebrate the Fat Thursday. They're really delicious!

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    Just to clarify - pączki (or "paczki" - if Polish letters are not available ) is plural. Pączek is singular, and it's simply translated as doughnut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paradoks View Post
    Pączek
    I had a class mate with that name once. Had I only known.

    Something that is not surprising, we here in Germany have a similar thing. It is called: Berliner

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    Pączek is singular
    From the sound of it they are never singular because you can't eat just one

    Cevapcici is pretty good, spicy but nothing too crazy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chriss99 View Post
    I love pączki!!!!
    I'm from Poland so I do celebrate the Fat Thursday. They're really delicious!
    Indeed!

    Quote Originally Posted by Paradoks View Post
    Just to clarify - pączki (or "paczki" - if Polish letters are not available ) is plural. Pączek is singular, and it's simply translated as doughnut.
    Yes, but paczki sounds so much better than simply doughnut.

    Quote Originally Posted by BLOWHARD View Post
    From the sound of it they are never singular because you can't eat just one

    Cevapcici is pretty good, spicy but nothing too crazy.
    No, you definitely can't eat one, although you probably subject yourself to a diabetic coma if you eat too many.
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    From the look of it, we here in America have a similar thing, too, called the (wait for it)....



    Jelly Doughnut!





    (Oh, Google "Jelly Doughnut" and the second pic coming up is the same one you're using for your Paczki, Umah, with a link to a recipe for raspberry doughnuts, hehe :

    http://www.about-recipes.com/recipes...doughnuts.html )

    It's a small world afterall *sings*

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    Well it is a Jelly Doughnut, silly. Paczki just sounds cooler!
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    Ahhhh, I seee... Looks like I've solved the case! *in his classic Inspector Clouseau impersonation*


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    Quote Originally Posted by GoranAgar View Post
    I had a class mate with that name once. Had I only known.

    Something that is not surprising, we here in Germany have a similar thing. It is called: Berliner
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    Wasn't JFK one of those?
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    Ich bin ein Paczki!
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    heheheheheehehehhehehehehehehe
    I just read this on Wikipedia!!!!
    It is a common misconception that Kennedy made a risible error by saying "Ich bin ein Berliner." According to this idea, Kennedy referred to himself not as a "citizen of Berlin", but as a "jelly doughnut", which is known in parts of Germany as a "Berliner"

    WAY TOO FUNNY!
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    Indeed!

    I had considered posting the clip from YouTube, but alas, I shall refrain. (The whole political no-no and all).
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    Quote Originally Posted by BLOWHARD View Post
    Nope, never heard of them. It's nothing like cevapcici!
    Hehe, coincidentally just came across that in our local supermarket when looking for some ready meals for tonight


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    Quote Originally Posted by Umah Bloodomen View Post
    ...an annual Polish tradition here in ye olde Great Lakes State in honor of Fat Tuesday.
    I think you meant Fat Thursday. Fat Tuesday is the celebration of Mardi Gras

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    The Americanized version of the donut originated in Holland. We eat oliebollen (meaning "oily balls") on New Years's eve, an old Dutch tradition.


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    It is much like the modern day donut, only more dense (and obviously without the hole ) and was introduced to America by early Dutch settlers in New York.

    And even before that, the donut originally came from the Czech Republic, where it is being made since medieval times. We call it koblihy here and it looks much like the Berliner.


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    Cheers! To Fat Thursday!

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    Just looking at this thread is making me fatter... Krispy Kreme here I go!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Driber View Post
    I think you meant Fat Thursday. Fat Tuesday is the celebration of Mardi Gras
    Actually, while Fat Tuesday is most commonly associated with Mardi Gras, many places (in America) other than New Orelans celebrate it. I don't know of many people who conform to Fat Thursday here in the States. It's usually Tuesday, here.
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    Ahhh oliebollen <333 I haven't had those in a long time! Myum! I thought the donut thingies were called "nonnevotten", although we use Berliner here indeed. I prefer the ones without any jam (Nonnevot in English: Nun's butt, or something )

    But those are apparently this, also very tasty:


    "Koffiekoeken" are also yummie xD
    ^^

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    Looks good. It reminds me of bolus!



    The shape and color might make think you the opposite but bolus is the most delicious coffee pastry ever!

    Quote Originally Posted by Umah Bloodomen View Post
    Actually, while Fat Tuesday is most commonly associated with Mardi Gras, many places (in America) other than New Orelans celebrate it. I don't know of many people who conform to Fat Thursday here in the States. It's usually Tuesday, here.
    Hmm, strange. You were talking about the Polish tradition in your initial post and in Poland (as well as in my country) it is called Fat Thursday.

    chriss99, who posted earlier in this thread and who is Polish also calls it Fat Thursday.

    According to Wikipedia, Fat Thursday and Fat Tuesday, though similar, are different celebrations

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    Hehe, coincidentally just came across that in our local supermarket when looking for some ready meals for tonight
    Too cool! Thanks for posting that pic Driber!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Driber View Post
    Looks good. It reminds me of bolus!

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    Hmm, strange. You were talking about the Polish tradition in your initial post and in Poland (as well as in my country) it is called Fat Thursday.

    chriss99, who posted earlier in this thread and who is Polish also calls it Fat Thursday.

    According to Wikipedia, Fat Thursday and Fat Tuesday, though similar, are different celebrations
    Hamtramck is our largest Polish/Polish immigrant populated city and we don't really hear anything about or celebrate Thursday, only Tuesday. Maybe it's their way to Americanize it?
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    I know...it's the time difference! When it's Thursday in Poland, it's Tuesday in America

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    Quote Originally Posted by Driber View Post
    I know...it's the time difference! When it's Thursday in Poland, it's Tuesday in America
    Yep! That's got to be it!
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    Big Grin Behold the power of the Paczki!



    It's that time again!

    Happy Paczki day (aka Fat Tuesday), Everyone!

    It's technically tomorrow the 21st, but I figured it's best to be early.
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