Happy Fastnacht Day!

Yum Yum!

By Moriah Holland, Publisher of Macaroni KID Hagerstown, MD. February 21, 2023

Fastnachts are a type of pastry that are traditionally eaten on Shrove Tuesday, also known as Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday. Shrove Tuesday is the day before the Christian season of Lent begins, and fastnachts are often eaten as a way to use up ingredients like sugar, butter, and lard before the Lenten fast begins.

Fastnachts are usually made from a simple dough that is rolled out and cut into circles or squares. The dough is then fried in hot oil until it is golden brown and crispy on the outside. Some fastnachts are also dusted with powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar after they are fried.

In some places, fastnachts are also known as "donuts" or "fried cakes," and they can be filled with jelly or custard, or even served with bacon or sausage.

Fastnachts are a delicious treat that are often enjoyed with family and friends on Shrove Tuesday. They are a fun way to celebrate the end of winter and the beginning of spring, and they can be a great way to introduce kids to different cultural traditions and celebrations.

For Our Fastnacht Day my family and I enjoyed some locally made Fasnachts by Krumpe's Donuts located at 913 Donut Alley, Hagerstown, Maryland. They're a treat for everyone and only come around once a year!