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Paczki in Boston?

Prav Mar 7, 2011 07:23 AM

One thing I miss about Michigan.

Where can I get copies of these delightful Polish jelly-filled donuts of maximum deliciousness? I'm thinking one of the places in Dorchester by Baltic Deli, etc, but I dunno.

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Baltic Deli & Cafe
632 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA 02127

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  1. Allstonian RE: Prav Mar 7, 2011 07:38 AM

    Looks like the most recent thread on this topic is 2 years old, but I doubt much has changed in the recommendations:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/598159

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      Prav RE: Allstonian Mar 7, 2011 07:49 AM

      Ahh, thanks - that didn't even show up in my search results. Well, hopefully this post gets the paczki talk going. The freshly made raspberry ones mentioned in the thread you linked to, sound like they're worth going after.

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        Bob Dobalina RE: Prav Mar 7, 2011 08:47 AM

        You're spelling it wrong - it's paczki - "Potch-key" not pakczi "Pock-chee"

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          Prav RE: Bob Dobalina Mar 7, 2011 09:17 AM

          My tired brain. Fixed. Thanks Mister D, Mister BD!

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            FoodDabbler RE: Prav Mar 7, 2011 03:18 PM

            See what you've started. Now there are Pack-Zee sightings below from Salem to South Boston.

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            MrsCheese RE: Bob Dobalina Mar 8, 2011 07:26 PM

            Weird, when I lived in WI everyone pronounced them "poonchkey". Have I been embarrassing myself calling them "poonchkey" all these years?

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              Bob Dobalina RE: MrsCheese Mar 9, 2011 03:58 AM

              Poonchkey might be the equivalent of mahny-goot! ;-)

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                MrsCheese RE: Bob Dobalina Mar 9, 2011 08:34 AM

                What a relief- wikipedia validates my (alternative) pronunciation. :-)
                http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pączki

                No paczki for us this year, unfortunately, but my mil did ship us some fausnachts and turkey syrup!

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                  Bob Dobalina RE: MrsCheese Mar 9, 2011 09:06 AM

                  Thanks for sniffing that out!
                  What do you use the turkey syrup on?

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                    MrsCheese RE: Bob Dobalina Mar 9, 2011 03:18 PM

                    Well on the fausnachts of course, with butter! I split the fausnacht, add syrup and butter, and put it all back together for a makeshift syrup-filled doughnut. Apparently it's PA Dutch (tho not my territory). It's no paczek, but it'll do. :-)

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        robwat36 RE: Prav Mar 7, 2011 08:48 AM

        Ula Cafe just posted on their Facebook page that they'll have them tomorrow for one day only, limit six per customer.

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          sallyt RE: robwat36 Mar 7, 2011 12:44 PM

          I was just going to post this - they sound amazing (custard included)

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            celeriac RE: sallyt Mar 8, 2011 05:18 AM

            Stopped by and tried the jelly and custard this morning... delicious, especially the custard. They should make these more often, but then I'd need to buy a whole new set of pants one size up.

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              sallyt RE: celeriac Mar 8, 2011 10:56 AM

              I also bought the jelly & custard - am saving them for dessert tonight (and oh yeah, to share w. my husband and daughter)

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                sallyt RE: sallyt Mar 9, 2011 12:09 PM

                The custard was AMAZING. Celeriac, I agree - loved them, but it's a really, really good thing that they're not available year-round...

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                umeditor RE: celeriac Mar 8, 2011 01:05 PM

                Thanks for the heads up - I snuck out of work and picked up this beautiful box of 6. They didn't last more than 15 minutes back at the office. Raspberry was my personal favorite.

                 
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                  robwat36 RE: umeditor Mar 8, 2011 01:24 PM

                  Gah...I hate that I didn't have time to go before work and won't make it there before they close. :(

          2. galangatron RE: Prav Mar 7, 2011 09:11 AM

            the baltic deli in south boston definitely has packzi

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              nsenada RE: galangatron Mar 7, 2011 11:10 AM

              Yeah, they are good there. I think Betty Ann's jellies are somewhat packzi-esque and you can get them still warm (of course, I get to them late at the Baltic, for a Speed Dog dessert).

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                galangatron RE: nsenada Mar 7, 2011 11:23 AM

                mmm. i love the jelly donuts at betty ann's

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                umeditor RE: galangatron Mar 7, 2011 12:35 PM

                I just called and they said they'd have them tomorrow - not today. They open at 8:30.

              3. Boston_Otter RE: Prav Mar 7, 2011 09:46 AM

                I've spotted them at Pemberton Market, Cambridge.

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                  ChooseYrPoison RE: Boston_Otter Mar 7, 2011 09:51 AM

                  Not in Boston , (obviously) but ..Coffee Time.. in Salem, make excellent packzi in about 10 different varieties

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                    gourmaniac RE: ChooseYrPoison Mar 7, 2011 09:55 AM

                    second this.

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                      phonelady RE: gourmaniac Mar 9, 2011 05:09 AM

                      http://www.northshoredish.com/
                      Nice article on Coffee Time

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                      Coffee Time
                      44 W Wyoming Ave, Melrose, MA 02176

                2. Angel Food RE: Prav Mar 10, 2011 06:10 AM

                  If you ever find yourself in Worcester, the European Bakery on Millbury street makes them (year round too, not just seasonally!).

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