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Fastnacht Essentials

February 12, 2018

Tomorrow is Fastnacht day!!!

Fastnachts are a doughnut consumed in Pennsylvania on Shrove Tuesday (the day before Ash Wednesday). This year it falls on Feb. 13.

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No fastnacht here. We actually have a number of Polish heritage in the area and on the Tuesday the grocery stores sell paczki. They are deep fried filled sugar coated doughnuts. Too fattening and delicious. My husband will always buy a box full for his shop. One is very much enough for me.

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