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Wiki explanation :
P?czki (Polish: p?czki, pronounced: [?puntchki] MP3 Pronunciation File) are traditional Polish doughnuts. P?czki is the plural form of the word p?czek (pronounced: [?puntchki]) in Polish, but many English speakers use paczki as singular and paczkis as plural.
A p?czek is a deep-fried piece of dough shaped into a flattened sphere and filled with plums or other sweet filling. A traditional filling is marmalade made from fried rose buds. Fresh paczki are usually covered with powdered sugar, icing or bits of fried orange zest. P?czki have been known in Poland at least since the Middle Ages. J?drzej Kitowicz has described that during the reign of the August III under influence of French cooks who came to Poland at that time, p?czki dough baked in Poland has been improved, so that p?czki became lighter, spongier, and more resilient. ~They are the best doughnuts on the planet by any standards.
Do you make your pàczki from a recipe handed down from your grandmother? Do you use a filing that just can’t be found in the store bought versions? Does your family tell you that there are the pàczki you make, and then there are all the rest? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, then it’s time for you to claim your rightful title as the creator of the Best Homemade Pàczki in the World.
The City of Hamtramck invites all pàczki chefs to enter the Best Homemade Pàczki in the World contest at the Countdown to Pàczki Day Festival, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., February 2, 2008–the Saturday before Fat Tuesday.
No advance registration is required, and the rules are simple. You have to make the pàczki yourself, in your own kitchen. That’s it.
At 11 a.m. on February 2, bring three of your prize pàczki to the site of the Countdown to Pàczki Day tent located in the parking lot of the Town Center Plaza at the intersection of Joseph Campau and Holbrook in Hamtramck.
The best homemade pàczki, according to the festival’s panel of expert judges, will net their creator a sweet $100; the second place pàczki will be awarded $50; and the third place pàczki with receive $25. Additional prizes will be awarded for the most inventive filling.
And while you’re there, enjoy the Countdown to Pàczki Day Festival activities, including live polka entertainment by the Misty Blues and performances by Polish folk dance groups. And of course there will be free pàczki offered by our famous Hamtramck bakeries. All in a heated tent.
For more information contact Marcia Gebarowski at 313-870-0346 or by email at