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Pączki for Fat Tuesday

umeditor Feb 10, 2013 06:10 PM

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]

  1. Prav Feb 10, 2013 06:28 PM

    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
      umeditor Feb 12, 2013 04:15 AM

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

      1. re: umeditor
        Allstonian Feb 12, 2013 07:11 AM

        The oven?

        1. re: Allstonian
          Prav Feb 12, 2013 05:50 PM

          The oil filled one.

    2. MrsCheese Feb 10, 2013 07:54 PM

      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. g
        gracenote Feb 10, 2013 09:55 PM

        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
          croutonweb Feb 15, 2013 11:59 AM

          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. v
          valcfield Feb 11, 2013 11:13 AM

          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
            umeditor Feb 11, 2013 02:01 PM

            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.

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