Pączki jagodowe (Polish bilberry doughnuts)

Polish bilberry doughnuts, made this evening

Pączki are delicious Polish doughnuts, filled with preserves. The most common filling is marmalade made from rose buds or plum marmalade, but you can fill them with any thick preserve you prefer. One of my favourite fillings is Advocaat custard which is vanilla custard with a kind of egg liqueur. My mother mostly fill them with plum marmalade which is delicious as well. In Poland pączki have their own day, but it’s very common to eat them during the whole year. I still remember when I was 9 years old and I toghether with my mother visited relatives in Poland during summer; we went to a bakery and bought loads of fresh pączki which we ate outside the bakery. Then we went back inside and bought another 30 to bring back to my aunt. The baker must have thought we were insane. But that is actually the problem with pączki, because when you start eating fresh still warm pączki, you just can’t get enough. When my mother used to make them at home we ate them all in no time :-) Anyway, the main day for pączki is last Thursday before Lent which is called Tłusty czwartek and means fat Thursday. I missed fat Thursday this year, which was a few weeks ago, so I made Pączki this evening even though lent has started. They were nice, but I wasn’t pleased with the result so I will make a new try tomorrow. I used bilberry jam as filling and it was lovely. Tomorrow I will probably use the same filling but I will modify the recipe and then post about it.

18 Responses to “Pączki jagodowe (Polish bilberry doughnuts)”

  1. Fabienne
    March 3rd, 2007 22:59

    J’adore, c’est si gourmand et puis je raffole des myrtilles !

  2. Brilynn
    March 4th, 2007 21:54

    That looks awesome! I want some!

  3. Sinistra
    March 5th, 2007 15:43

    Dagmar, jakiś obłęd, nie pączki. Cudo!

  4. Dorothee
    March 5th, 2007 18:21

    Oh my god they look so yummy! I opened a jar of good blueberry jam today, so they appeal to me even more.

  5. joey
    March 6th, 2007 04:09

    “marmalade made from rose buds or plum marmalade” — Ooooh! Delicious! :)

    “In Poland pączki have their own day” — This doughnut definitely looks good enough to deserve its own day :)

  6. guylaine
    March 6th, 2007 17:36

    Ils me donnent trop envie !

  7. Dagmar
    March 6th, 2007 21:39

    Fabienne: Oui, c’est gourmand :-)

    Brilynn: They will be even better next time :-)

    Dorothee: Thank you! I love blueberry jam!

    Joey: Yes, the rose bud marmalade is great, especially in these doughnuts. Every day should be doughnut day :-)

    Guylaine: C’est impossible de résister des pączki :-)

  8. Lena
    March 9th, 2007 13:12

    Those look so yummy. I excitedly await the recipe, so I can try making them.

  9. Ola
    March 15th, 2007 07:55

    Ja tez nie moge sie doczek przepisu na paczki:)) Zdarzylo mi sie znow przegapic Tlusty Czwartek , tak to jest jak sie mieszka zdala od domu ;))

  10. Dagmar
    March 17th, 2007 14:21

    Lena: I still havn’t had time to make them again, but I’ll try to as soon as possible.

    Ola: Niestety jeszcze nie mialam czasu zrobic drugi raz (bo koniecznie musze zmienic przepis) ale mam nadzieje ze juz niedlugo to zrobie.

  11. Scott at Realepicurean
    March 17th, 2007 19:07

    Blueberries are so cheap in Poland, too. My mother in law bought a carrier bag full for around £1.50. Here in England it’s over £1.50 for 100g – so she bought over £100 worth, in English money!

    That’s just crazy…

  12. Tiff
    September 6th, 2007 13:26

    Am I being thick? Did you include the recipe you used for the pączki? They look delicious.. I came here in search of a high fruit plum marmalade recipe actually!

  13. ejm
    January 28th, 2008 02:04

    I have just discovered your blog and was very much hoping to see a recipe for pączki. I hope you will post it!


  14. Patricia
    March 14th, 2008 14:27

    mniam mniam, pysznosci! ja uwielbiam z marmolada z platkow rozy

  15. stambla
    November 11th, 2008 01:56

    Bardzo ladna stronka. Wiele przydatnych przepisow. Proponujemy dodac przepisy moich ulubionych dan chociaz czasochlonnych, jak golabki czy bigos.

  16. Teresa
    July 31st, 2009 04:57

    These paczki look wonderful. I wasn’t able to locate the recipe however. Can you please share the recipe? Thanks.

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