Fat, fat Thursday

Fat, fat Thursday

It’s here, it’s today! The day when calories don’t matter, the day when every doughnut eaten magically turns into prosperity and luck rather than fat cells.

Fat Thursday, it’s today.

In case you haven’t heard of this tradition… I’m not surprised ๐Ÿ˜€ It’s probably only celebrated in countries with catholic traditions, always on the last Thursday of carnival. And in Poland, we eat doughnuts. Doughnuts for breakfast, doughnuts for lunch, doughnuts for dinner, and in between, if you’re hungry, you can have a doughnut as a snack! I’d say an average person I’ve talked to has around 6 doughnuts on this day, but some manage to get to two-digit numbers. Personally, I only managed to eat 3 throughout the day before my body refused to tolerate any extra gram of sugar… but in my defense, Polish doughnuts are huge! Unlike American-style donuts, they don’t have a hole in the middle (why waste a perfectly fine doughnut space on a hole?!). They’re sweet, filled with sweet jam (typically rose hip or a mix of various fruits), covered with powdered sugar, icing or glaze. Delicious, for sure, but balancing on the thin line between deliciousness and sugar overload ๐Ÿ˜€

A superstition says that you need to eat at least one doughnut to attract luck and happiness for a year. So as you see, a healthy diet isn’t an option today. Your well-being is at stake!

If you need some diversity in your menu, other deep-fried sweets like angel wings or cheese doughnuts are acceptable too… but mind the superstition, one regular doughnut is a must ๐Ÿ˜‰

A giraffe in its green enclosure and blue sky in the background
Zoo trip – Chorzow
White castle, blue sky and a forest
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Three bananas next to banana slices
Interesting facts about bananas
Christmas traditions in Poland

11 thoughts on “Fat, fat Thursday

    1. Too many? My dad proudly informed me at 7am that he’d already eaten 3… ๐Ÿ˜€ Might seem to be quite a challenge, but think about all the luck you’re bringing upon yourself! Totally worth it!

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    1. I have to admit I’ve never made Polish donuts, but I have a plan to try it for the next Fat Thursday, which should fall at some point at the end of February. I will definitely share the recipe once it’s tested and Alphe-approved ๐Ÿ™‚

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