Six Flavors of Fat Fun to Enjoy Fat Tuesday

Morton Grove Patch peeks inside the kitchen at Maier's Bakery to learn more about Mardi Gras traditions.

Morton Grove's local homestead for all things sweet, baked and caked - - plans to sell about 5,000 paczkis on Tuesday for Fat Tuesday, as part of the tradition to observe the onset of Lent in the Christian churches. 

In celebration of such sugary subjects, Morton Grove Patch stopped by the bakery to learn about the method behind the magic of the traditional Polish doughnut.

Co-owner Frank Silvio said that the paczkis come with no less than six fillings: banana custard, strawberry, strawberry banana, strawberry custard, strawberry fudge, strawberry and strawberry whip cream.

At $1.85 a pop, these treats take quite a pounding before hitting the fryer and ultimately the selling shelves, as the Patch video illustrates. 

Maier's also sells King Cakes in honor of Fat Tuesday, so stop by before they sell out. Doors open at 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday!

Music for the video was produced by Josh Moshier.

Laura Frisch March 08, 2011 at 05:08 AM
I am going to get up early to surprise my kids with one of those! They look so good, what a great video Carrie!
Bill Burman March 08, 2011 at 03:01 PM
I love the sounds it makes as he works with the dough in the first part of that video!
Maria Toth March 08, 2011 at 07:06 PM
Stopped by Maier's this morning to pick up my family's favorites -- Nutella-filled and custard & strawberry-filled paczki. Delicious! Wishing everyone a happy "Fat Tuesday"!


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