Pączki – Traditional Polish doughnuts recipe

Pączki - Traditional Polish Doughnuts Recipe

I don’t often post recipes on the blog as I really don’t consider myself a guru in the kitchen!

In fact, if you know me, you’ll know that I don’t really like cooking… I do love baking though and if I may brag a little – I’m also pretty good at it! ;)

This is a traditional Polish recipe for pączki – Polish jam doughnuts! In my true fashion – I have adapted it to make it as simple as possible, using a bread maker to simplify the process even more! Yes, simple living pours into all areas of our life, including the kitchen!

Polish Doughnuts Recipe

Polish jam doughnuts – the tradition

Even though any excuse is good to bake delicious goods, I had a really good one last month to make these: the 20th of February 2020 was what we call Tłusty Czwartek in Poland (Fat Thursday), which is the last day before the start of Lent period and also a day when all the Poles line up at bakeries to get their pączki :)

As we homeschool, this year on Fat Thursday I prepared a bit of a cultural lesson for the kids: we talked about Easter, this tradition and others around the world such as Pancake Tuesday and Mardi Gras.

Then… we made pączki!

Let me know if you make these! The first time you do, it may feel like a lot of work. Once you’ve made them once though, you will find that the next time you make pączki it’s quite a simple process!

=> Read my homemade bread recipe (which is amazing and only requires 4 ingredients!)

Let me know if you try this Polish doughnuts recipe!

If you do, I hope you enjoy them as much as we did!


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