Paczki (Baked Doughnuts)

Paczki (Baked Doughnuts)
Paczki are associated with Fat Thursday. It is a traditional Christian feast just before Lent. On the last Thursday of the carnival Christians eat paczki, because the next time of feast will be on Easter time. I grew up in Poland and Fat Thursday is very well known for me. I remember times when I went to the store to pick up the best doughnuts in town. There are many varieties of them, for example: with jam, pudding, with glaze or without. Any kind to choose from:)Paczki (Baked Doughnuts)
These doughnuts are a little different, because they are baked while original paczki are fried. These were delicious also. They are the best on the first day, the next day they become a little dry, but still good. Therefore, I suggest to eat them quickly:) The glaze adds lots of sweetness to them.Paczki

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Paczki (Baked Doughnuts)

Prep Time8 hours 55 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Author: Ilona



  • 100 ml warm milk
  • 2 tablespoons active dry yeast
  • 2 2/3 cup + 1 teaspoon all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup + 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter room temperature
  • 3 eggs room temperature
  • 1/2 cup jam any flavor


  • 9 teaspoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar


  • Flour to dust
  • 1 egg


  • Mix active dry yeast with warm milk, 1 teaspoon sugar and 1 teaspoon flour. Cover with cloth and leave it for about 10 minutes.
  • In a large bowl mix flour, sugar and salt. Put active yeast that we just made. Add egg one at a time and mix it with wooden spatula. Knead the dough by hand for about 10 minutes
  • Add butter gradually and knead by hand for 10 minutes. The dough needs to be smooth and elastic.
  • Cover the dough with cloth and leave it for 1 hour, the dough has to grow.
  • After 1 hour take out the dough and shape a square for about 1/2 inch high. Dust with flour if needed.
  • Cut circles with cutter or glass (diameter 3.5"). Put jam into each circle and close, shape a ball.
  • Put each ball onto paper liner and leave it for 20 minutes. Brush with egg.
  • Bake at 350F for about 13-17 minutes. Let it cool for 10 minutes and then decorate.


  • Melt butter in a small saucepan, add milk, vanilla extract and sugar. Combine all ingredients on a small heat.


Adapted from Kwestia smaku


Serving: 15gMonounsaturated Fat: 0gPotassium: 0mgVitamin A: 0IUVitamin C: 0mgCalcium: 0mgIron: 0mg
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  1. Doughnuts!!! These look soso good! It is so neat to also hear about the culture that comes about with them. I’m sure they taste just a good baked, and are quite a bit more healthier too 🙂

  2. Mmmmm omg never had these baked fried are like really way good ilona will definitely try these baked sometime will be lots healthier tho am wondering if I can make the dough in advance and use for the next day thanx lots for posting delicious recipes

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