Paczki (polish Doughnuts)

Paczki (polish Doughnuts)


  • 1 cup sweet cream
  • 2 whole yeast cakes
  • 10 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 ounces rum
  • 6 tablespoons sugar


Heat cream to lukewarm. add salt and egg yolks and beat till thick. Cream butter and sugar. Put these into large bowl, add yeast disolved with 1 tablespoon sugar and nix thoroughly. Add rum then flour and cream alternately and beat hard till dough blisters. Set in warm place to rise. Punch down and let rise again. Place dough on floured surface and stretch and fill w/ pitted prunes. Fold over and cut into desired size balls. Place on floured surface and let rise. Fry in deep hot oil turning once. Paczki should be very dark in color before turning to ensure that they are thoroughly baked. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle w/ powdered sugar. NOTES : By tradition, Paczki are usually made and served just before Ash Wednsday.

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