Making Grandma Jo’s Paczki

I had the urge to make my Polish grandma’s paczki today. It was handed down to my mother and then to me.

I started by making basic bread: 11 oz. milk (1/4 cup + 2 TB) milk, 2 TB butter, 3 1/3 cup flour, 2 TB sugar, 1 1/4 tsp salt, and 2 tsp yeast. Make bread as usual. Before second rise roll out and cut into rectangles. Punch a hole in the center and pull dough through the hole to make a kind of necktie.

Let rise. After about 20 minutes fry in small batches in canola oil. You’ll need to watch and flip over Paczki.

after bottom turns golden flip over to fry second side

Drain on a paper towel and cool before dipping in sugar.

I froze most as Bob and I can’t (shouldn’t) eat too many. Will share later.

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