Starting at NOON we will be selling traditional Fasnachts by the half dozen (one order per customer) and only 100 orders available UNTIL THEY’RE GONE. $8 cash only, for a brown paper bag with hot sugar and mace covered fried doughnuts. Optional $1 dips will be available for purchase: Nutella, Molasses, Bavarian Cream and Fruit Jam.
Both a German and Pennsylvania Dutch tradition, families indulge in Fasnachts/Fastnachts on Shrove Tuesday before Ash Wednesday and the start of the Lent season. The fatty homemade doughnuts, coated in sugar, were traditionally made by housewives on Fat Tuesday, making the doughnuts was a way to use up all of the fat such as lard in the house before fasting. Fasnacht is a German word meaning “night before the fast.”