It’s a Catholic thing, but I went and got one this morning, even. (My family was bigger on Ash Wednesday, which is tomorrow.)
~ by Servetus on February 28, 2017.
Posted in Richard Armitage Tags: Lent, me
Is that like a doughnut?
billiepops said this on February 28, 2017 at 9:13 pm | Reply
yeah, it’s like a yeast-filled jelly doughnut, but it’s a lot richer. More egg yolks, butter and sometimes lard in the batter.
Servetus said this on February 28, 2017 at 9:17 pm | Reply
billiepops said this on February 28, 2017 at 9:20 pm | Reply
My cousin (who lives in a much bigger city) sent me a photo of the one she had this morning — it was rose-flavored!
Servetus said this on February 28, 2017 at 9:22 pm | Reply
No, I got pancakes for Pancake Day. Is that close enough? 🙂 Happy Shrove Tuesday.
judiang said this on February 28, 2017 at 9:20 pm | Reply
No, I’m sorry, you’re required to consume a paczek as well. 🙂 Happy Shrove Tuesday!
Servetus said this on February 28, 2017 at 9:21 pm | Reply
I don’t know what those are, but they look gluteny and delicious.
alyssabethancourt said this on February 28, 2017 at 10:23 pm | Reply
yeah, I’m pretty sure they have gluten in them, although I’ve never asked specifically. I can confirm the delicious part.
Servetus said this on February 28, 2017 at 10:24 pm | Reply
Pączek definitely improves the mood and eases farewell to the carnival, but two pączki do it even better. 😉 Oh, yes, today I ate two pączki. :-)))
Happy Shrove Tuesday!
Ania said this on February 28, 2017 at 10:25 pm | Reply
Two??? Happy Shrove Tuesday and Blessed Lent.
Servetus said this on February 28, 2017 at 10:30 pm | Reply
Yes, today I ate two pączki with rose marmalade. Yummy. 🙂 I know I shouldn’t be proud of it, because they have a lot of calories but whatever. 😉
Ania said this on February 28, 2017 at 10:43 pm | Reply
they didn’t have rose jelly ones around here (or maybe the bakery I went to was sold out before I got there), but my cousin had a rose one and she said it was excellent. Thank you Poland!!
Calories: Ah well. Now for 7 weeks without 🙂
Servetus said this on February 28, 2017 at 10:46 pm | Reply
LOL, I had to laugh about your “my family was bigger on Ash Wednesday”. Trust the proddies to focus on the penance and the hardship. (No offense meant to anyone – Serv knows that I come from the same brand of Christianity than she did, hence my joking.)
I’ve fully assimilated to the surrounding Catholic majority (despite an in-law family firmly grounded in Protestantism, and had a pancake Tuesday morning to evening. Sweet pancakes for brekkie, savoury pancakes for dinner. All eggs used up. Damn, I forgot to blow them out and save them for decorations. But they tasted good – and now Lent may start…
Happy paczki day to you, too!
Guylty said this on February 28, 2017 at 10:43 pm | Reply
LOL, yes, as is well known, my father objected to some Lenten hymns that he felt were “too cheerful”.
Good luck with your fasting. I haven’t decided if I am going to fast yet, but if I did, it should be from the news, I think.
Servetus said this on February 28, 2017 at 10:48 pm | Reply
Lenten hymns and cheerful??? There’s an oxymoron if ever there was one…
I’m actually looking forward to the fasting. Have made sure to binge on everything that I am giving up (from Twitter to chocolate, crisps and Diet Coke, to avoiding physical exercise), so can’t wait to start the challenge. Abstaining from the news is a fabulous sacrifice – one that would definitely benefit your brain and your creativity. More space, more time. But that temptation will be hard to resist!
Guylty said this on February 28, 2017 at 10:56 pm | Reply
In general, he feels that all Lenten hymns should be in minor keys. There are a few (the one I’m thinking of the moment, “Go to Dark Gethsemane,” is not, and it was the pastor’s favorite Lenten him when I was little, so there was annual grousing about it).
Yeah, I think it would irresponsible to quit the news at the moment. Luckily as a Jew I will have other opportunities to fast later in the year.
Servetus said this on February 28, 2017 at 11:02 pm | Reply
I can see your dad’s point. But then again, I think one needs any cheer one can get, during Lent…
Pick and choose your fasting opportunities wisely. There seems to be a tiny lull at the moment, anyway…
Guylty said this on February 28, 2017 at 11:58 pm | Reply
Never heard of those before. I make pancakes. Thin ones (although they’re not crepes) that I sprinkle with lemon juice and sugar, roll up and then eat in total bliss. That’s all I have for dinner on Shrove Tuesday. Every year. I missed a year somewhere when I hadn’t worked out how to make gluten free ones that taste just like normal ones but now there’s no holding me back! 😉
Interestingly a lot of C of E churches over here have started going out into the community on Shrove Tuesday and giving away pancakes, having pancake races and such like. Even the Bishop of Leicester was seen running about outside the cathedral today in his cassock, wielding a frying pan!
kathrynruthd said this on March 1, 2017 at 12:12 am | Reply
perhaps it would be most accurately described as a “Polish Catholic thing.” My cousins grew up in a town where descendants of Polish Catholics were in the majority and they owned a few bakeries around the area, that was my encounter with them.
I think pancakes would definitely be a great marketing tool. And gives the bishop’s garments a bit of an airing!
Servetus said this on March 1, 2017 at 12:23 am | Reply
and the lemon sounds great!
Servetus said this on March 1, 2017 at 12:24 am | Reply
I love the ones with plum jam inside! They are deadly, but so tasty!
Babette said this on March 1, 2017 at 12:27 am | Reply
yeah, that is spectacular!
Servetus said this on March 3, 2017 at 2:39 am | Reply
My student works in his family’s Italian bakery. They make paczki with the usual fillings, but they also make paczki filled with cannoli cream. They are amazing!!
ItsJSforMe said this on March 1, 2017 at 2:27 am | Reply
Trust the Italians to soup it up!
Well I am part polish and never heard of paczki till this year, a store is selling them for the first time. I didn’t buy any. We are a pancake family, fluffy American blueberry pancakes for breakfast which I made at 5:00 am ate mine before work and left everyone’s in the oven on warm till they got up. For supper it was thin Chicken and Ham Pancakes in a cream sauce, the recipe from England.
katie70 said this on March 1, 2017 at 4:53 am | Reply
Nothing wrong with pancakes at all! These sound delicious.
As Orthodox we don’t have any binge before lent traditions sadly. But my gran used to make amazing homemade doughnuts which i wish i could make. At least i inherited the family ‘crepes-gene’ and can certainly make those 🙂 Missed my window though sadly as was too knackered last night. Let is a much starker affair back home if you do it by the book, there are only 2-3 dates where fish i allowed as an exception and the rest is essential what people would understand as full vegan. And it would include full fasting every Friday until sunset (ie no food or water). I struggle these days with no milk due to acidity problems. Somehow i feel this year more than the last few that i need to do something as too much has been going on and we’re sort of coming out of it mostly ok-ish. My brain says i should give up chocolate as it is the only thing i’m really stuck on but realistically don’t think i can give it up for 6-8 weeks. Not with a shelf full of Mon Cherie and other chocolates i have been gifted with at Xmas in my fridge.
Hm maybe i will try to be vegan 2 days a week during lent. Considering milk, yogurt and cheese are probably my main food group next to veg and that i can’t drink tea without milk and tea is a big thing in my day it should be challenge enough…
Hariclea said this on March 1, 2017 at 2:45 pm | Reply
Did you see this?
I think if I would choose a fast, it would be something simplifying (as opposed to complicating my life with abstemious food choices) but that’s me. Blessed Lent in any case!
Servetus said this on March 3, 2017 at 2:38 am | Reply
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