…or “Fasnacht” Day, an old Pennsylvania Dutch tradition. It’s celebrated the day before Ash Wednesday, on the same day as Fat Tuesday, aka Mardi Gras. A fasnacht is a pastry deep-fried in lard, similar to a donut, often dusted with sugar. The fasnacht tradition has merged with the Polish paczki (a donut filled with jelly that was traditionally eaten the week before Lent), and so fasnachts are often filled with creme or jelly now, too.
I wish I could give you each a donut to celebrate! World peace through donuts…maybe it could catch on? Instead, I’m over at Misterio Press today, talking about another sugar-and-fat-laden treat: chocolate. Specifically, a brief history of chocolate. Did you know there had to be a regulation to keep brick dust out of chocolate? I know, crazy, right?
Hope to see you there! Here’s the link again: Chocolate through Time.
What’s your favorite decadent dessert? I’d love to hear from you.
Until next time,
6 thoughts on “Happy “Donut Day”!”
I want one of those cool donut thingeys. Where can I get one locally?
Happy donut day! And happy Fat Tuesday!
w/a Jansen Schmidt
I find that the grocery store is more than happy to sell me sugary, fattening foods! 😉
My gal’s family is Polish so I know all about this. We had one today. Now my butt is heading to the gym.
LOL, it’s going to take a lot of exercise to work off one of those!
Yum. Sorry to say I can’t eat any grains these days. But I can 5lbs fro the aroma alone. 🙂
They do look terribly fattening, don’t they? I wouldn’t trust myself to be within smelling distance, LOL. Sorry that grains are off the menu for you, Sharla Rae! 🙁
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