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The Call of the Paczki - for love of a donut

rworange | Feb 26, 2006 07:44 PM

Krys lived in a house in the usually sun-kissed East Bay, yet old longings for the Polish donut called out, causing her to drive 20 miles in the rain, despite vows the night before not to abandon a diet.

Was it worth it? ... Nyet

Unfortunately a day old donut is a day old donut.

The Church of the Nativity at 240 Fell Street had their Paczki Day after the 11 am Mass. They were all made by ladies in the church, I'm guessing the night before. Donuts don't hold up. Even reheating in the microwave didn't help.

Also, they had the taste of the simpler version of the donut although the jelly inside was the authentically tangy cherry jam. Despite being made by different people they looked and tasted identical (I snagged some from different areas on the table).

I asked about the commercial bakery that was supposed to make some of the paczki, but was told that the bakery would not modify their usual donut recipe to make a batch of paczki.

Anyway, in the link below Delikateski in Concord will have them flown in from Chicago either on Friday 3/3 or Saturday 3/4.

Still, you have to wonder if a donut is going to survive a plane ride from the midwest.

I will not drive to Concord for a donut ... I will not drive ... and yet ... you would think going through all that trouble, they must be special.

1984 Monument Blvd. Concord
(925) 825-7417

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