Also known as ponczki. These deep-fried, yeasted doughnuts and moist, slightly sweet, dotted with raisins and fragranced with orange zest. Serve as a snack or a treat.
Compressed fresh yeast can be purchased at bakeries that make their own breads from scratch. If this is unavailable, use a 7g sachet of dried active yeast.
Hi! I'm Polish and this is really spelled "paczki," which means "little packages" in Polish. The way you have it spelled is kind of the way it's pronounced. It's great to see your recipe up here. It's different from mine. You use raisins, which is more common in "babka." Glad you're carrying on the tradition! Thanks. - 22 Jun 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)