Clauss Bakery and Cafe in Rensselaer, Indiana: Paczki Day

Clauss Bakery and Cafe in Rensselaer, Indiana: Paczki Day

When my husband, Jeremy, saw this big sign advertising “Paczki” outside of Clauss Bakery and Cafe in Rensselaer, Indiana, he thought it was a political poster!

All it took was a return trip to the town of Rensselaer, Indiana!

Paczki Day in Indiana

My husband had at least heard of Paczki but he had never before eaten Paczki! Is that not the saddest thing ever? I knew I had to remedy that.

After teasing him about his confusion (it’s kind of my job, right?) I had to let him taste the wonders of Paczki for himself. These rich little hunks of goodness are not what you are expecting!

They look like your basic jelly-filled doughnut but taste even better.

Paczki in Indiana

Clauss Bakery and Cafe in Rensselaer, Indiana: Paczki Day

Clauss Bakery and Cafe in Rensselaer, Indiana: Paczki Day

There are so many kinds of Paczki.

Clauss Bakery and Cafe in Rensselaer, Indiana had a few yummy choices! Paczki filled with fluff, bavarian cream, or cream cheese fillings.

There are also plenty of fruit fillings like apple, cherry, blueberry, or, my personal favorite: raspberry.

Solo, I headed in and grabbed a cherry Paczki for my husband to surprise him. While not usually a fruit filling kind of guy, I didn’t see him as being a huge fan of the fluff-filled Paczki. I chose right: he loved it!

Indiana Fun

Clauss Bakery and Cafe in Rensselaer, Indiana: Paczki Day

Clauss Bakery and Cafe in Rensselaer, Indiana: Paczki Day

For some of you, today marks the last day before giving up sugary goodies for Lent.

Paczki’s have long been a part of that history, in small Indiana towns and beyond. Hopefully these tasty images of Paczki can help tide you over–at least until next year!

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Clauss Bakery and Cafe
110 W Washington Street
Rensselaer, Indiana 47978
219.866.7970

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