It’s a big, fat, over-filled confection (think jelly donut on steroids with different flavored fillings) that is so sinfully delicious it will make you moan in sweet tooth ecstacy. Isn’t it gorgeous?
We’ll skip the fact that it’s fried (hey, it’s a donut!) contains a whopping 500 calories and, instead, move right along to what it is and where you can find some here in the Cincinnati area. Deal?
And for those of you in Florida and other parts of the country where they don’t have old fashioned bakeries that make these precious treats? Eat your heart out… get someone to Fed-Ex you some or just move to Cincinnati already! (Call me, I’ll help you find a house close to a bakery)
Here’s the scoop on Paczki. It’s Polish. It’s delicious and it has something to do with Fat Tuesday and Ash Wednesday. Whatever…could we just get to the good part, please?
My favorite place to get it is the Graeter’s (can you spell Oprah’s favorite ice cream?) store in Mariemont. I love the friendly staff (Kim, Kathy and Brian) and I love Paczki…especially black raspberry filled. No wait, maybe I better try one of those cheese filled “punch-keys” just to be sure.
You can also find Paczki at Buskin Bakery and Servatii’s. And I just heard from a reader that Bonomini Bakery in Northside makes awesome Paczki. As a matter of fact, Cincinnati Magazine voted Bonomini Bakery the Best Paczki In Cincinnati 2012! Hey, why not try some from each place so you can compare?
Go there NOW! Get up close and personal with some Paczki and tell them Sweet Laraine sent you.