PLUS Polish Festival presents the Pączki Eating Contest. So stop by and see how many pączki you can knock off.
How many polish pastries can you pile in? Bring your appetite to the Annual Pączki Eating Contest in Tappan.
The contest will be held on Saturday at 5.45 pm.
Rules are simple:
Be a part of Pączki Eating Contest and win a weekend in Warsaw!! 3 nights accomodations (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) at the first class hotel for 2 sponsored by American Travel Abroad!!!
To participate please register with Festival's staff on the day of the contest.
Contest is open to all over 18 of age and is limited to the first 10 contestants.
Pączki (Polish [ˈpɔnt͡ʂki]) are pastries traditional to Polish cuisine (the word pączek is sometimes translated as doughnut). Pączki is the plural form of the Polish word pączek [ˈpɔnt͡ʂɛk], though many English speakers use paczki as singular and paczkis as plural.
A pączek is a deep-fried piece of dough shaped into a flattened sphere and filled with confiture or other sweet filling. Pączki are usually covered with powdered sugar, icing or bits of dried orange zest. A small amount of grain alcohol (traditionally, Spiritus) is added to the dough before cooking; as it evaporates, it prevents the absorption of oil deep into the dough.
Pączki have been known in Poland at least since the Middle Ages.