Pączki (pronounced “punch-key”) are a Polish treat similar to a filled donut, and are traditionally eaten the weekend or Tuesday before Ash Wednesday.
They are very, very good.
Each year, the PHCA sells pączki so that neighborhood residents have a chance to enjoy this traditional treat. This year, we’re trying a different bakery. Their pączki cost more, but they’re extra-large — “softball-sized” is how the bakery described them. The pączki are $15 for a dozen, or $7.50 for a half-dozen, and are available in four varieties: Plain (no filling), Custard, Raspberry, or Apple.
To order, stop in the PHCA office at 3060 Brereton Street. Orders, with payment, must be received by Sunday, February 12 (the PHCA office is usually closed on Sunday, but will be open from 11 – 1 on Sunday the 12th). Orders will be available for pick up at the PHCA on Saturday February 18, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Sunday February 19, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. All orders are for pick up only.
We will be ordering some extras, so if you’re not able to come by to pre-order, it’s still possible to get your pączki fix. Lots of people do forget though, so the extras go fast!
Proceeds benefit the Polish Hill Civic Association.