Feasting on Fat Thursday
This week, as we approach the Christian period of Lent and mark the end of carnival, Poles up and down the country will be feasting on Fat Thursday, or ‘Tłusty Czwartek’, which is the last Thursday before Ash Wednesday.
In this episode, John Beauchamp speaks to Pastry Master Wojtek Starowicz from the renowned Starowicz Cukiernia sweet shop in Kraków about the Polish traditional sweets eaten at the end of carnival – pączki and faworki…
In a burst of festive cheer we take a look at some sweet treats in the form of rose-filled pączki – doughnuts – and the ever-so-light faworki, thin strips of deep fried pastry. Is your mouth watering yet?