It is a busy day for bakers in Hamtramck as people celebrate Fat Tuesday!
Fat Tuesday falls on the day before Ash Wednesday, the last day of feasting before ritual fasting during the Lenten season.
Traditionally, the reason for making p?czki was to use up all the lard, sugar and fruit in the house, because they were forbidden to be consumed due to fast practices ces during Lent.
They put in plenty of extra hours at Martha Washington Bakery getting ready for the big day.
A paczki is a traditional polish pastry. It is deep fried dough with a sweet filling.
1 paczki can contain 300 to 450 calories.
A paczki can also have up to 27 grams of fat.