Paczki with Rose Jam
My husband is who introduced me to these yummy desserts. We can buy them in the grocery stores in N.E., Ohio or take a trip to Cleveland and get some authenic Paczki from a Polish Bakery; either way, we do indulge in these memorable bites of delicious goodness! (Now, I need to find out if any of my husband's family or my family have a recipe for these.)
Historically speaking: Paczki Day falls on Fat Tuesday, the day before Lent. It began long ago in Polish households as a way to use up shortening, egg and preserves before the 40 days of Lent began.
I have not made my own Paczki but hope to maybe this year. I found this recipe and beautiful pic from: whatscookinginyourworld.blogspot.com...
Please share with me if you do make this recipe and let me know what you think about your first Paczki.
- 1 1/2 c
- warm milk (no warmer than 110 degrees)
- 2 pkg
- active dry yeast (remember to proof yeast before you begin)
- 1/2 c
- 1 stick
- sweet unsalted butter at room temperature
- egg, at room temperature
- egg yolks, at room temperature
- 1 tsp
- 1 tsp
- 4 1/2 - 5 c
- all purpose flour
- 1 gal
- oil for deep frying
- granulated sugar for sprinkling, optional
- confectioner's sugar for dusting, optional
- fruit jam for filling, optional
- 1 c
- rose petals (free of any chemicals or pesticides)
- 3/4 c
- juice of 1 lemon
- 2 1/2 c
- 1 pkg
- powdered pectin and 3/4 cup of water
PACZKI - POLISH DONUTS
Pick clean, chemical-free roses.The color roses you chose will determine the color of the jam.
Pull the petals from the roses and clip off the white ends.
Pack a one cup measuring cup with rose petals.
Put petals in a blender, add water and lemon juice.
Blend until smooth, then gradually add sugar. Run blender until sugar is disolved.
In a pan stir pectin into water. Bring to a boil and boil hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
Pour into rose mixture, 1/8 cup at a time with the blender running on low, until you achieve the desired consistency.
Pour into clean glass jars, cover and refrigerate. Will keep for one month.