Pączkis, a traditional Polish treat, are very similar to a filled donut. Traditionally, they are usually plain or perhaps with a bit of prune filling and are dusted with powdered sugar. The larger Americanized versions also come in plain, but are often filled with something fun like custard. This is the kind we are selling, and they got very good reviews from our residents last year.
Here’s some interesting trivia from Wikipedia about Pączki and Pączki Day:
~ In Poland, pączki are eaten especially on Fat Thursday (the last Thursday before Lent). Many Polish Americans celebrate Pączki Day on Fat Tuesday (the day before Ash Wednesday).
~ In Hamtramck, Michigan, an enclave of Detroit, there is an annual Pączki Day (Shrove Tuesday) Parade, which has gained a devoted following.
The annual PHCA Pączki Fundraiser is now underway, and we are taking orders. A dozen pączki costs $10, with a choice of Raspberry, Custard, Plain or Raisin. If you’re having a hard time making up your mind, you can always select a mixed dozen, with 3 of each flavor. The final day to order is Friday, February 25th. All orders are for pick up only. To order, stop at the PHCA office, or download the order form.
The final day to order is Friday, February 25th. Orders, with payment, must be received at the PHCA office by Friday, February 25 2011. Postmark not acceptable. All orders are for pick up only.
We apologize but there will be no shipping, delivery or ½ dozen orders. Orders will be available for pick up at the PHCA office (3060 Brereton Street), on Saturday March 5, between 10AM and 6PM and Sunday March 6, between 11AM and 2PM.