The pączki (pronounced kind of like “ponch-ki”) is Poland’s version of the doughnut but with a richer dough that’s usually punched up with a little alcohol. You’ll usually find it deep fried, covered with glaze, and topped with orange zest. We had the lemon and rose versions from Placki Ziemniaczane right outside of Krakow’s Main Square, and they were phenomenal. Crisp on the outside, squishy on the inside, and not a bit oily.
Photo taken at: Krakow, Poland