Paczkis - Polish Doughnuts Filled With Jam
paczkis! (poonch-keys) if you've ever spent a mardi gras in michigan (or any time in Poland), you know exactly how spectacular paczkis are. they're polish doughnuts, and these were so tempting I had to eat one almost straight out of the skillet. these are filled w. seedy raspberry jam + rolled generously in granulated cane sugar. hope everyone in the mitten uses tuesday wisely!
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Pacziks - basically Polish doughnuts with jam in the middle! Wow, doesn't matter whether its a kid or an adult, both would love these delicious doughnuts! Lovely!
6 cups flour
3 (flax) eggs
2.5 cups (almond, etc.) milk, warmed
2 packets active dry yeast
0.5 cup raw granulated cane sugar
3 T (vegan) butter, melted
1 pinch of salt
1 extra pinch of sugar
2 cups oil for frying
your favorite jam
Add the warm milk, pinch of sugar + yeast to a bowl, allowing to sit for 5 or so minutes. Once the mixture has frothed, gradually add the salt, half of the flour, and all of the remaining sugar. The dough should be sticky. Cover and set in a warm place to rise for 30 minutes. The dough should double in size. Adding to a mixer with a dough hook (if you have), slowly add the remaining flour, (v) eggs, and (v) butter. Mix on low-medium speed until the dough is formed and not too sticky. On a floured surface or piece of parchment paper, flatten out the dough. Cut circles in the dough using a cutter, or in my case, a mason jar lid! Combine and re flatten the scraps, cutting our more paczkis until all the dough is used.
Heat the oil in a skillet over medium. A grease guard will come in handy if you have one! Once the oil is hot enough, lower 2-3 paczkis in with a metal spatula. Flip once they are golden brown (maybe 20 seconds a side). Place on parchment paper and allow to cool. Roll in granulated (or powdered) sugar and fill with your best jam! If you don't have a piping gun, don't fret. I used a ziploc bag, filled it with jam, and cut off the end.