OMG, I can’t believe that another year passed and there is again the “FAT THURSDAY” (Tlusty Czwartek in Polish) today.
People in Poland will eat millions of doughnuts or faworki until their stomachs will be completely full. Some of them will even get sick from it.
But a tradition is a tradition and you can do nothing about it. Even I, will go with the flow and eat at least one paczek (doughnut).
Last year I made this fantastic faworki that disappeared from the plates in minutes. But as I am currently on a vegan diet, I slightly have to adjust my strategy and food selection.
Normally the traditional Polish doughnuts are made with egg yolks, butter and deep-fried in pork fat. The cheaper version is made with margaryne and fried in vegetable oil.
My doughnuts are fully vegan. They are made only with plant-based ingredients and to give them some healthy aspect and proteins, silky tofu is added.
To be very honest, they are so good that you can’t feel any difference comparing to regular doughnuts. In case you like your doughnuts sweeter, just add 2 more tablespoons of sugar into the dough. Also, feel free to play with the toppings and fillings as you wish.
And what you can use as a filling?
- plum jam
- strawberry jam
- a vegan nut cream
- rose jam
- vegan chocolate cream
For the toppings, you can use.
- powdered sugar
- sugar icing, colored or white
- candied orange peels
- any kind of sugar sprinkles
- chopped nuts or sliced almonds