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Raspberry Paczki

These indulgent Polish pastries, filled with sweet raspberry jelly, are perfect for celebrating Mardi Gras or any special occasion. Learn how to make these delicious treats right from the comfort of your own kitchen.

  • Total Time: 2 hours
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


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4 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons nonfat dry milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 large egg
1/2 cup water
3 tablespoons shortening
2 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour or 315 grams gluten-free flour blend*
6 cups vegetable oil for frying
1 cup raspberry jam or jelly, for filling
Granulated or confectioner’s sugar, for dusting


In a medium-sized mixing bowl or the bowl of your stand mixer, combine yeast, sugar, dry milk, salt, baking powder, egg, water, shortening, and flour.
Knead the dough using the dough hook on your mixer until it becomes smooth and supple, adjusting with additional flour if necessary. Cover and let rise for 1 hour; note that the rise may be minimal.
If using gluten-free flour blend*, skip the rise and proceed to the next step.
Divide the dough into 8 equal parts, shaping each into a ball before slightly flattening.
Place each flattened ball on a lightly greased or parchment-lined baking sheet, then cover with plastic wrap. Allow to rest for 2 to 2 1/2 hours, without expecting much rise.
Prepare for frying by heating oil in a deep fryer or deep saucepan to 375 degrees Fahrenheit about 10 minutes before the dough is done resting.
Fry paczki in batches, careful not to overcrowd, for 3 minutes on each side or until deep golden brown. Remove and drain on a paper towel-lined cooling rack.
Once cool enough to handle, fill each paczki with approximately 2 tablespoons of raspberry jam or jelly using a cookie press, pastry bag with a filling tube, or by spooning it into a hole made in the doughnut.
Complete by rolling each filled paczki in granulated or confectioner’s sugar for a sweet finish.


Ensure your oil is at the correct temperature to avoid soggy or overly greasy paczki.
Feel free to experiment with different fillings, such as plum jam or custard.
The gluten-free flour blend requires additional xanthan gum for binding, omitted in yeast bread recipes.

  • Author: 9
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Frying
  • Cuisine: Polish
  • Diet: Halal


  • Serving Size: 1 paczki
  • Calories: N/A
  • Sugar: N/A
  • Sodium: N/A
  • Fat: N/A
  • Saturated Fat: N/A
  • Unsaturated Fat: N/A
  • Trans Fat: N/A
  • Carbohydrates: N/A
  • Fiber: N/A
  • Protein: N/A
  • Cholesterol: N/A

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