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Feb 10, 2013 06:10 PM

Pączki for Fat Tuesday

FYI - Ula Café in JP will have Pączki this Tuesday, 2/12/2013. There's a limit of 6 per-person with no pre-orders. Get there somewhat early as they've sold out in past years.

For the uninitiated (and likely not from Detroit), Pączki are Polish pastries traditionally designed to use "up all the lard, sugar, eggs and fruit in the house, because their consumption was forbidden by Catholic fasting practices during Lent." [Wikipedia]

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  1. Nice! I believe one of the owners of Ula is a Michigander.

    I also spotted boxes of Pączki at Beacon Hill Market on Charles Street (the label said they came from a bakery somewhere in Indiana) yesterday during a trudge through the snow.

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    1. re: Prav

      Fresh from the oven at Ula Cafe and selling pretty quickly.

    2. They had them at Stop and Shop in Wayland the last time I was there and I couldn't resist. They were pretty decent!

      1. Coffee Time in Salem has them for a while during the winter.

        The indulgent treat I'm waiting for is the St. Joseph's Day cake at Maria's or the Modern Bakery.

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        1. re: gracenote

          Coffee Time's are luscious. In the off-season you can get their real cream bismarcks. I couldn't tell the difference except for shape. I would avoid their coffee, however.

        2. have you had Ula's? i'll actually be working near there tomorrow, was gonna grab some. they worth it? any particular flavor you recommend? (apparently they're doing raspberry, lemon, and vanilla)

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          1. re: valcfield

            I trekked down from Cambridge last year and snagged two of each flavor. I recall the raspberry being particularly good. I might get up early tomorrow just to drive down and grab some for the office.