If you do, and if you’ve had one, you’re part of a truly blessed part of the populace.
I write this because, for the first Fat Tuesday I can remember, I will not have a paczki. It’s bugging the hell out of me. D.C. has no Polish population to speak of. I find myself shocked when I mention them and I get weird looks. (I know they’re a little-known pleasure, but still!)
For those of you who don’t know what they are, paczkis are a Polish pastry that could be called a “jelly doughnut on steroids.” Something about the texture and taste of the dough, the quality of the filling, and the absurdly high calorie content makes them VERY different from the common doughnut and so much better.
What I would give to be in Michigan right now, munching on a Paczki and washing it down with chocolate milk.
Does anyone else know the joys of this wonderful treat? And are any of you that had NOT from Michigan?