Traditional Polish Paczki Recipe

Polish Paczki is almost the same as donuts. They are made from fried dough and filled with different fruits or custard fillings.

Ingredients:  Instant Yeast  Whole milk  Egg yolks  Granulated Sugar  Melted Butter Vanilla  Salt  All-purpose flour   Oil White Granulated Sugar - For dusting after frying Jam or custard - for filling

Take a saucepan and heat milk in it until it starts to boil. Don’t let it boil, remove it from the stovetop and cool it to a lukewarm temperature.


Take a bowl and add yeast and lukewarm milk. Mix and keep it aside for five minutes. Now, add a cup of flour and mix.


Keep it aside for nearly half-hour until it forms a bubble. Meanwhile, beat the egg yolks.


In the yeast mixture, add butter and sugar. Stir well and add in salt and vanilla extracts. Again stir while adding egg yolks.


Now start adding flour gradually. Keep adding flour until a soft dough is formed and don’t make it sticky.


Knead the dough to make a ball. Take a bowl and grease it. Add in the kneaded dough ball. Wrap it in plastic and keep it in a warm place for 1 hour.


Transfer the dough to a cutting board and cut it with knife or using hands and form the bowls. Put them on the baking sheet and cover them to rise more.


Take a frying pan and add oil. Heat it to 360 degrees Fahrenheit. Put in paczki and fry them.


Make sure all sides are cooked well and turn brown. After they are fried, transfer them to the cooling rack for half a minute and instantly dust them with sugar.


After they are cooled, using a knife, create a hole on either side. Fill the paczki with jelly or custard inside it using a pastry bag with a tip.


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