Berliner (doughnut) A German jelly-filled doughnut See for the surname. Berliner Pfannkuchen Berliner with filling Different names Berliner, Pfannkuchen, Kreppel, Krapfen, and Bismarck Berliner (doughnut) A German jelly-filled doughnut See for the surname.
What is the name for a Berliner?
Why Do German Donuts Have the Name Berliner? Well, depending on where you live in Germany, they are NOT JUST called Berliners! In addition to Krapfen, Kreppel, and Pfannkuchen, German donuts are also known as Pfannkuchen, Kreppel, and Krapfen. I’m sure there are even more names! Yes, Berliner German donuts are among the most controversial German foods.
Nobody actually knows why these fried dough balls have so many different names, despite the fact that everyone in Germany has a strong opinion on what they should be called. Berliner is the most common beer in Trier, although Krapfen and Mutzen are also popular. The ladder two types that I recall were closer in size to donut holes.
Berliner are referred to as Pfannkuchen, or pancakes, within Berlin. A legend states that the original Berliner donut is fried in a deep skillet over an open flame. Aha! Thus, the pancake was created! To add to the confusion, Berliners call pancakes Eierkuchen, which translates to “egg cakes.” Are you astounded yet?
Polish immigrants settled in Detroit, Michigan; Baltimore, Maryland; Grand Rapids, Michigan; Saginaw, Michigan; Chicago, Illinois; Buffalo, New York; and especially Hamtramck, Michigan, where Polish bakeries sold Pczki on Fat Tuesday morning. In smaller communities, the local Polish Parish collaborated on the production and sale of Pczki.
- Recently, Pczki Day has grown as more people have become aware of this Polish custom and desire to participate in this delicious holiday.
- Paczki can be found in almost every grocery store, deli, and bakery a month before Fat Tuesday.
- People cannot resist a delicious food holiday, and Pczki Day is widely regarded as the best.
Inbound and outbound summer hosting experiences have fostered a long-lasting relationship between Michigan 4-H and Poland 4-H. Even though the physical exchange has ceased, the exchange continues through virtual programming and the “Visual Letters” Art Exchange.
- The Michigan 4-H International Exchange Programs place a premium on cultural exchange.
- Pczki Day is a cultural event that can be celebrated by both Poles and Americans.
- How it is currently celebrated in Poland and how it has evolved in the United States would make for an interesting and educational discussion, as well as an opportunity to share delicious Pczki recipes.
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Is a paczki just a jelly donut?
I may earn a commission on purchases made via links in this post. I hate deep frying. It is such a bother. There is a bubbling pot of hot oil to stand over, as well as the issue of determining how to deal with it later. I make an exception, however, for pczki.
- Pczki (pronounced punch-key, singular paczek) are yeasted jelly doughnuts made in Poland.
- Their dough is enriched with eggs and butter.
- And they are traditionally made for Fat Tuesday (also known as Mardi Gras) to use up all the good food before Ash Wednesday, when Christian Lenten fasting begins.
- However, regardless of their origin, they are ridiculously delicious.
When I stopped bringing them to the office every year, people began stopping by my desk to inquire if I was planning to make them again. When I bring them to parties, they are quickly devoured. Moreover, what is there not to like about a freshly-fried, homemade doughnut? The only drawback is that they are somewhat difficult to prepare.
- There is making the dough, allowing it to rise, rolling it out, cutting out doughnut shapes, frying each doughnut, filling it, and dusting it with powdered sugar.
- And it’s probably a good thing that they’re somewhat annoying, because if they weren’t, my metabolism would be in a mess.
- I usually get together with my sister Erin to make them, as it is a baking project where division of labor is advantageous.
One person can stand in front of the fryer while another fills the doughnuts as they emerge. Though I’ve completed them on my own and if you have a weekend afternoon, it is certainly possible. Traditionally, they are filled with prunes. Some may scoff at the humble prune, but I agree with Tejal Rao that it is unfairly maligned (and also, omg, that tart) and would argue that prune filling is actually quite tasty.
- I also enjoy them with an apricot filling, though your preferences may differ.
- Occasionally, I’ve made my own fillings, but the commercially available Solo brand fillings that are available in most grocery stores (except, sadly, for the recent disappearance of the prune flavor in my local stores) are more than adequate, and I typically use them.
You could also use any flavor of jam you desire; they would be delicious with this Meyer lemon ginger curd. As with any fried food, these are best the day they are made and only worth the calories for about 24 hours after preparation. Therefore, you will want to share them with your favorite people (who will be so in your debt) so that there are no leftovers, as throwing them away will cause you to cry.