Donut (Paczki)

This is a sweet donut that is filled with a jam or jelly.

Course: Dessert

Cuisine: European

Servings: 4 dozen

Calories: 380kcal

Keyword: donut, dounut, paczki, paczki recipe, polish donut, polish dounut, polish tradtional recipe


  • 4½ teaspoon dry yeast
  • ¼ cup warm water
  • 2 cups warm milk
  • 3 cups flour sifted
  • 2 cups warm water
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 tablespoon shortening
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons whiskey
  • 9 cups flour sifted


  • Note: all ingredients should be at room temperature.
  • Dissolve the yeast in ¼ cup of warm water. Warm the milk and add to the yeast and water. Add 3 cups of flour and let rise for about ½ hour to create a sponge.
  • Mix together the 2 cups of warm water, butter, shortening, sugar, whiskey.
  • Mix the sponge and the previous mixture with 6 eggs, a pinch of salt and 9 cups of flour. Mix until you get a really good textured dough. Set aside and let it rise until double in size.
  • Cut the dough into 2 ounce pieces and form balls. Place the balls on a well oiled flat pan, let them rise for about ½ hour to about ¾ hour.
  • Fry the dough balls in 350 degree oil until well browned on both sides then put them on a brown paper bag to drain.
  • Allow to cool, then fill using a pastry bag with a tip that has a whole about the size of a pencil. Fill with your favourite jam or jelly.

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