This recipe is not “lite”, but this recipe is an amazing treat. In trying to keep my family’s Polish traditions going for future generations, I started making pączki with my girls. This recipe differs from my Grandma’s recipe, which she used whiskey, but I prefer to use rum or vodka, plus Grandma’s recipes always call for an army of eggs. While this version is lighter than the recipes she used to make when I was young, I think I captured the taste and the spirit of her pączki.
Orange Creme Paczki
Paczki fillings can be simple or exotic, these oracle creme packzi are smooth and bright with flavor!
Happy Paczki Day!
Pączki (poonch-kee) are these delicious, not exactly healthy, treats from Poland. My Grandma used to make them when I was young and I remember them being very round, rolled in sugar, and having this beautiful deep brown, almost crust-like, exterior. Grandma never filled hers with anything, so that gave me a little room for interpretation and artistic expression. I hope that Grandma would be proud of my work this year as she is looking down on me from heaven.
Orange Creme Filling Recipe
This filling goes great with paczki, donuts, and cupcakes!