Polish Pre-Lenten Jelly Doughnuts: Paczki

Total Time:
1 hr 11 min
Prep:
40 min
Inactive:
1 min
Cook:
30 min

Yield:
About 9 dozen paczki
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • 1 ounce melted butter
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • 1 ounce rum
  • 1 quart water
  • 1 quart eggs
  • 1/2 quart sugared eggs yolks
  • 1/2 ounce salt
  • 4 1/2 ounces milk powder
  • 1 pound granulated sugar
  • 1 pound, 10 ounces shortening
  • 1 pound cake flour
  • 9 1/2 pounds high gluten flour
  • 1 pound yeast
  • Vegetable oil, for deep frying
Directions
  • Mix all ingredients, except vegetable oil together in a large mixer fitted with a dough hook for 11 to 12 minutes or until dough reaches 78 degrees F. Set dough aside to rise for 30 to 45 minutes.

  • Divide and round dough into golf ball-sized pieces, put onto sheet pan and proof until the balls grow to around the size of soft balls, about 30 to 45 minutes.

  • Preheat a fryer to 360 degrees F.

  • Deep fry in vegetable oil until golden brown. Cool. Using a piping bag fitted with a plain tip, fill with your favorite preserves and top with powdered sugar.

  • This recipe was provided by professional chefs and has been scaled down from a bulk recipe provided by a restaurant. The FN chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.


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