Morton Grove's local homestead for all things sweet, baked and caked - Maier's Bakery - plans to sell about 5,000 paczkis on Tuesday for Fat Tuesday, as part of the tradition to observe the onset of Lent in the Christian churches.
In celebration of such sugary subjects, Morton Grove Patch stopped by the bakery to learn about the method behind the magic of the traditional Polish doughnut.
Co-owner Frank Silvio said that the paczkis come with no less than six fillings: banana custard, strawberry, strawberry banana, strawberry custard, strawberry fudge, strawberry and strawberry whip cream.
At $1.85 a pop, these treats take quite a pounding before hitting the fryer and ultimately the selling shelves, as the Patch video illustrates.
Maier's also sells King Cakes in honor of Fat Tuesday, so stop by before they sell out. Doors open at 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday!
Music for the video was produced by Josh Moshier.