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Blog Post created by anaussiemom on Mar 5, 2019

Polish Doughnuts – Pączki


Paczki are traditionally fried but they don’t have to be. Mine are oven-baked and delicious. Paczki are usually filled with jam but you can also use lemon curd, chocolate pudding, or custard. It's best to have the egg yolks & oil at room temperature and be sure to aerate your flour before measuring. - Jenny Jones

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Makes: 12

Paczki (Polish Doughnuts)


  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons (1 packet = 7 grams) yeast (instant or regular)
  • 2/3 cup 1% milk – warmed to 120°F for instant/110°F for regular yeast
  • 3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • about 1/4 cup extra flour
  • 1 Tablespoon melted butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar for coating
  • 1 cup jam, custard, or filling of choice


  1. Place flour, sugar, salt, & yeast in large bowl.
  2. Stir in warm milk, followed by oil, egg yolks & vanilla.
  3. With electric mixer, beat for 2 minutes on high speed.
  4. Stir in enough flour until the dough holds together.
  5. On a floured surface, knead 50 turns, cover with plastic and let rest 10 min.
  6. If using custard filling, make it now so it can cool. (see recipe below)
  7. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  8. On a floured surface, roll dough 1/2-inch thick. Cut circles using a 2 1/2 -inch round cutter, dipped in flour. Re-roll scraps.
  9. Place mounds on baking sheet, cover with a towel, and let rise in a warm spot about 45 minutes. (1 hour at room temp.) During this time, preheat oven to 375° F.
  10. When paczki are puffy, but not necessarily doubled in size, bake for 10 minutes.
  11. Melt butter and place 1/3 cup sugar in a plastic produce bag. Lay down some wax paper to save cleanup.
  12. Remove paczki immediately from pan to wax paper. Brush each one while warm (top & sides) with melted butter and roll in bag to coat with sugar.
  13. Fill using a pastry bag with a long tip, pushing into the side, or cut a slit in the side and insert filling with a spoon. Best served while still warm.
Custard Filling:
  1. In a small saucepan, combine 1/4 cup sugar + 4 teaspoons cornstarch. Slowly stir in 1 cup low fat or whole milk + 1 egg yolk. Bring to a boil. Cook & stir about a minute. (it thickens more as it cools) Spread onto a dinner plate and let it stand, undisturbed, to cool thoroughly before using - refrigerate if necessary.

Note: If using a pastry bag, choose a smooth jam and not one with pieces of fruit as they can clog the tip.



Polish Doughnuts – Pączki - Jenny Can Cook 



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  1. Facebook (it’s a huge time-suck!)
  2. Worry
  3. Television (spend the time reading your Bible instead)
  4. Starbucks (donate the money instead)
  5. Make-up
  6. Gossiping
  7. Complaining
  8. Going Out to Eat
  9. Clothes You Don’t Wear Often (donate them)
  10. Weighing Yourself (Examine your spiritual state instead)
  11. Listening to questionable music
  12. Yelling
  13. Pinterest
  14. Comparing Yourself to Others
  15. Inappropriate Jokes
  16. Nagging
  17. Instagram
  18. Reading the News
  19. Unforgiveness
  20. Shopping
  21. Wine/Alcohol
  22. Coffee
  23. Being Late
  24. Fast Food and/or Frozen Meals
  25. Mirrors
  26. Sleeping in/Staying up Late
  27. Hot Showers
  28. Video Games/Games on Your Phone
  29. Snacking
  30. Biting Your Nails
  31. Chocolate
  32. Your Saturday Afternoons (spend them volunteering)
  33. Your Pillow and/or Bed
  34. Sweat Pants/Yoga Pants
  35. Driving Over the Speed Limit
  36. Checking Your Bank Account
  37. A Time-Consuming Activity
  38. Reading Books Other than the Bible
  39. Falling Asleep at Church
  40. Forty Dollars (donate it to the charity of your choice)
  41. Your Smart Phone
  42. Lying
  43. Criticizing Yourself and/or Others
  44. Laziness
  45. Skipping Church
  46. Having Your Own Way
  47. Talking About Yourself (unless someone asks you a direct question)
  48. Driving (except when absolutely necessary)
  49. Dressing Provocatively
  50. Sarcasm