What is Fat Thursday (Tłusty Czwartek)?

With Fat Thursday coming up at the end of the month, we want to take the time to give you a little run down on what this national Polish holiday is all about and get you prepared for the feast.

So, what is Fat Thursday? 

Fat Thursday is one of Poland’s tastiest traditions, it’s a national holiday also known as Tłusty Czwartek. For many, it is the last day to consume sweet treats, alcohol, and more delish delights, more specifically, doughnuts.

Taking place on the last Thursday before the traditional Christian festival, Lent begins and prior to Ash Wednesday. This year, Fat Thursday will be taking place on Thursday 24th February 2022.

The top choice of sweet treat for this special day is often Pączek, a large doughnut filled with marmalade and sugar glaze, or Faworki, crispy, melt-in-your-mouth dough which has been fried and sprinkled with powdered sugar.

 

With Fat Thursday coming up at the end of the month, we want to take the time to give you a little run down on what this national Polish holiday is all about and get you prepared for the feast.

So, what is Fat Thursday? 

Fat Thursday is one of Poland’s tastiest traditions, it’s a national holiday also known as Tłusty Czwartek. For many, it is the last day to consume sweet treats, alcohol, and more delish delights, more specifically, doughnuts.

Taking place on the last Thursday before the traditional Christian festival, Lent begins and prior to Ash Wednesday. This year, Fat Thursday will be taking place on Thursday 24th February 2022.

The top choice of sweet treat for this special day is often Pączek, a large doughnut filled with marmalade and sugar glaze, or Faworki, crispy, melt-in-your-mouth dough which has been fried and sprinkled with powdered sugar.

 

Whilst we don’t offer these Polish treats at Crosstown we do have a variety of doughnuts to please the masses. From the classics: 

Tongan Vanilla Bean Glaze – A gourmet take on the classic glazed ring doughnut. Our melt-in-your-mouth Crosstown sourdough in the traditional ring shape is hand-dipped in a light and creamy Tongan vanilla bean glaze and decorated with a chocolate cross.

Sri Lankan Cinnamon Sugar – Our version of the time-honoured ring doughnut. This gourmet doughnut is made using our unique sour dough, that we roll, whilst still warm, in the finest Sri Lankan cinnamon sugar. This signature Crosstown doughnut is light, pillowy and packed with flavour.

Cinnamon Scroll – Our endeavour to create the perfect breakfast doughnut. Light and fluffy, it is smothered with ​Sri Lankan cinnamon throughout and topped off with our famous Tongan vanilla bean glaze. Delish.

Whilst we don’t offer these Polish treats at Crosstown we do have a variety of doughnuts to please the masses. From the classics: 

Tongan Vanilla Bean Glaze – A gourmet take on the classic glazed ring doughnut. Our melt-in-your-mouth Crosstown sourdough in the traditional ring shape is hand-dipped in a light and creamy Tongan vanilla bean glaze and decorated with a chocolate cross.

Sri Lankan Cinnamon Sugar – Our version of the time-honoured ring doughnut. This gourmet doughnut is made using our unique sour dough, that we roll, whilst still warm, in the finest Sri Lankan cinnamon sugar. This signature Crosstown doughnut is light, pillowy and packed with flavour.

Cinnamon Scroll – Our endeavour to create the perfect breakfast doughnut. Light and fluffy, it is smothered with ​Sri Lankan cinnamon throughout and topped off with our famous Tongan vanilla bean glaze. Delish.

To seasonal flavours like: 

Pistachio Scroll – Our black and white vegan doughs rolled into a spiral scroll before being filled with a luscious pistachio custard. Each scroll is then hand-dipped into a pistachio glaze and finished with the finest pistachio nibs.

Peanut Butter & Blackcurrant – A vegan sourdough with a blackcurrant compote, deep roasted peanut butter glaze and roasted peanuts.

For our entire doughnut menu, click here.

Where to order your Fat Thursday doughnuts?

Why, Crosstown of course. You can pre-order your Fat Thursday treats now for collection or delivery on Thursday 24th February 2022.

Head to the Crosstown website to place an order now. 

To seasonal flavours like: 

Pistachio Scroll – Our black and white vegan doughs rolled into a spiral scroll before being filled with a luscious pistachio custard. Each scroll is then hand-dipped into a pistachio glaze and finished with the finest pistachio nibs.

Peanut Butter & Blackcurrant – A vegan sourdough with a blackcurrant compote, deep roasted peanut butter glaze and roasted peanuts.

For our entire doughnut menu, click here.

Where to order your Fat Thursday doughnuts?

Why, Crosstown of course. You can pre-order your Fat Thursday treats now for collection or delivery on Thursday 24th February 2022.

Head to the Crosstown website to place an order now. 

 

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