So fat tuesday is nearly upon us, where my midwest-though-mostly-michigan bros at? I already grabbed a 12 pack of these bad boys for me and my officemates for tomorrow.
Goddamn, the fact that New Orleans, one of the poorest parts of the US makes this, and you sad midwestern sacks of lard think jelly donuts are special, says volumes about just how pathetically shitty your region is.
This is partly true. I grew up uptown in New Orleans. The only reason it can be remotely classified as "poor" is one half of the city is sub $200,000 homes. The other half of the city is $600,000 or higher. Hell the house I grew up in as a kid is $1.4m. 120 years old, 3 stories, pool, pool house, below ground basement, drive way.
This might give you some insight. It's also important that you understand that new homes haven't been built in the heart of New Orleans in decades. Most homes are 50-200 years old. This isn't an area full of developments and new gated communities. Refer to this chart concerning average home prices in actual New Orleans vs. what people conceive of New Orleans (metro area)
In the Americas we celebrate the day before Ash Wednesday.
I live in Downriver Detroit. I walked up to the corner store to grab a sixer and a couple 40s. Half their counter space by the register was taken by fresh baked paczki. They had strawberry, blueberry and cream filled. I damn near bought one but I figured the beer was already pushing my caloric limit. I am skert of getting fat.
Why do people make such a big deal about these when they aren't even as good as the normal jelly/cream filled donuts available literally every other day of the year?
I mean they definitely taste good enough, but its nothing special
Well yeah, pretty much everything is available somewhere in america at any given time, you know what I mean.
Normal donuts have a better batter which results in a tastier donut with a better texture. These are good too, but obviously not as good, if they were better they would be just as widely available as the many donut styles available at just about every bakery and grocery store
I'm in Cinci and the bakery I work at is making these for fat Tuesday. I don't think they're anything special. They're filled donuts.
And not worth the $1.25 each that we sell them for.
How is "paczki" supposed to be pronounced? This old lady working here insists that it's pronounced "punch-key"
I've also heard "pach-key" (short a sound)
Ja, but it's common practice in the breakroom to slice when someone brings a box of donuts, but you don't want to be 'that guy' who eats all of the one good one that everyone likes.
Without the N. Poough (hard stop) chkee. It sounds like you might be saying it with an N and it will fool most people but it's a flared nares exhale with a sudden stop, then shkee.
Difficult to explain.
in sweden we eat "semla" on fettisdagen, a bun filled with almond paste and whipped cream
can be served on a plate with some hot milk but i prefer without
Now that Paczki day is over, what Easter treats can you not wait 40 days for? I'm voting kolaczki