My Great Grandmother was Polish (I think) and my Grandmother was Catholic, so how about some paczki's on Fat Tuesday. This was my third attempt at donuts in three years. I'm not a good baker and I don't bake enough to eyeball completion of certain steps. This creates complete and utter chaos in the kitchen.
Test Kitchen and Alton Brown don't have a Paczki recipe, so I just started browsing the web. I settled on a recipe from Brown Eyed Baker, here.
3 hours later and entirely too many towels thrown in disgust, here's my memory of last night...
In the end, these were the best donuts I've made despite the immense frustration with myself and the vague recipe. They made a great breakfast for 3 days!
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