Fat Thursday is the last Thursday before Lent, as well as the first day that begins the last week of the carnival. On that day, it is popular to eat sweets, the most popular of which are donuts, Angel wings and cheese rings. Fat Thursday is a moving holiday, it does not fall on the same day every year. This year, it falls on 24 February. If you are planning to do some home baking on the occasion, I have a few suggestions in this post for sweets for Fat Thursday.
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Recipes for Fat Thursday.
Recipes for donuts.
A donut is a confectionery food made from leavened dough. You can make leavened dough by combining flour with eggs, sugar, fat and yeast. Following that, form the dough into balls which, and after rising, fry them in fat. After frying, you can fill the donuts with jam, chocolate or pudding. You can decorate them with powdered sugar or icing. You can find a recipe for traditional donuts: HERE.
If you want to try donuts a little bit different from the traditional ones, I encourage you to try these donut recipes below.
Pumpkin donuts are fluffy donuts with a beautiful orange colour. The preparation of yeast dough requires the addition of pumpkin puree. After frying, the donuts are sprinkled with brown sugar with a hint of cinnamon. You can find the recipe for pumpkin donuts: HERE.
If you do not like spending too much time in the kitchen, mini donuts are for you – they require only 10 minutes to prepare. These donuts are based on baking powder and not on yeast, which is why they are so quick to prepare. After frying, sprinkle the donuts with powdered sugar. You can find the recipe for mini homogenized cheese donuts: HERE.
Russian donuts are donuts that look like American donuts. Russian donut dough requires a combination of flour with egg, fat, sugar and water. Once fried, the donuts are very fluffy, light and melt in your mouth. You can find the recipe for Russian donuts: HERE.
Spanish donuts, also known as “nests”, are less traditional donuts, which are prepared from choux pastry. To make choux pastry, you need to cook flour in boiling water and fat. Afterwards, cooled them down, add eggs to the pastry and form donuts using a confectionery sleeve. Just like other donuts, Spanish donuts are deep-fried. You can find the recipe for Spanish donuts: HERE.
Sweet quark cheese rings.
Sweet quark cheese rings or cheese donuts with a hole in the middle are my next suggestion for sweet for Fat Thursday. The main ingredients for the dough are flour, quark cheese, cream and eggs. Good quality cheese and cream are undoubtedly very important ingredients of these donuts. Their dough does not contain yeast, it has baking powder instead. You can find the recipe for sweet quark cheese rings: HERE.
Angel wings recipe.
Faworki, also known as Angel wings, are crisp cookies in the shape of a bow. The cookie pastry is very easy to prepare and is based only on basic ingredients such as flour, egg yolks or cream. The cookies are deep-fried and, after frying, sprinkled with powdered sugar. You can find the recipe for Angel wings: HERE.
Carnival roses recipe.
Carnival roses are crunchy cookies that resemble a rose flower. They are made from almost the same pastry as faworki, but they differ in shape from them. You can obtain the characteristic shape of the rose by cutting three discs of different sizes from the pastry, scoring the edges of each of them, then joining them together. Once fried, place some marmalade or jam in the center of each rose, and sprinkle the roses with powdered sugar. You can find a recipe for carnival roses: HERE.
Are you looking for recipe for Fat Thursday? If so, try our recipe for Donuts with jam and chocolate.
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