How to make Paczki (Polish Doughnuts) - A traditional Polish sugar dusted pastry for a sweet tooth.

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Main Ingredients : Refined flour (maida) (मैदा), Milk (दूध)

Cuisine : Polish

Course : Snacks and Starters

Paczki (Polish Doughnuts) Recipe Card

Paczki (Polish Doughnuts)

You can’t eat breakfast at night or dinner in the afternoon – but snacks? that you can eat anytime of the day! Along with tea, after school or at a birthday party – snacks are every foodie’s ultimate favourite. Healthy snacking is the best way to satisfy your munchies without the worry of to many added calories.

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Prep Time : 1-1.30 hour

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Paczki (Polish Doughnuts) Recipe

  • Refined flour (maida) 3½ cups + for dusting

  • Milk 1 cup

  • Fresh yeast 1 tablespoon

  • Castor sugar (caster sugar) ¼ cup + 1 teaspoon

  • Egg 1

  • Egg yolks 2

  • Vanilla essence ½ teaspoon

  • Salt 1 teaspoon

  • Melted butter cooled 2 tablespoons

  • Oil for deep-frying

  • Castor sugar (caster sugar) for coating


Step 1

Take yeast in a bowl. Add warm milk, mix and set aside for five to ten minutes to activate.

Step 2

Add one cup flour to milk-yeast mixture and mix well till well combined. Cover with cling film and set aside to prove for thirty minutes.

Step 3

Break egg in another bowl. Add egg yolks and whisk. Add castor sugar, vanilla essence and salt and whisk well.

Step 4

Add the egg mixture to flour mixture and whisk well using an electric beater. Add melted butter and mix. Add the remaining flour and knead into a soft dough.

Step 5

Grease another bowl with some butter, transfer the dough, cover with cling film and set aside to prove till it doubles in the size.

Step 6

Dust the worktop with some flour, transfer the dough and roll out to make 1½ inch thick sheet.

Step 7

Cut the sheet into doughnut shapes using a doughnut shaped cookie cutter, place them on a baking tray and set aside to prove till it doubles in size.

Step 8

Heat sufficient oil in a pan. Deep-fry the proven doughnuts till golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 9

Spread some castor sugar on a plate and coat fried doughnuts with it.

Step 10