Many get up early to indulge in Paczkis at National Bakery this Fat Tuesday

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58)--This is the one day of the year we proudly wear powdered sugar or any loose jelly on our chins.  It's Fat Tuesday, and this means "Power to the Paczki," pronounced Pohnch-kee.

National Bakery on Milwaukee's south side will make tens of thousands of these Polish donuts just like it always does on this day before Lent-- from raspberry to prune filled to raisin-topped. 

All the basics like butter, flour, sugar, lard go into these fried rounds of yeast dough.  Ingredients Catholics typically avoid during the 40 days of fasting leading up to Easter.  


Remember, Paczek (Pohnch-check) is the singular form of the word.

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