Sunday, October 4, 2009

I've been Ponkified.

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What is a Ponki? This is what I asked myself when a friend I hadn't seen for several months came to visit me last week. There was no denying the fantastic smell that made it's way out of the small box she handed me and I was confident that whatever Ponki was - I would like them! Ponki's are Polish donuts, filled with cremes, chocolates, and/or fruit fillings. They are also known as a Berliner and also better than any donut I've ever had. The bakery is called La p√Ętisserie-boulangerie Wawel and there are several locations throughout the city.




The wonderful friend who took the time to bring it by was Rosemary. She is originally from Switerzerland, but has been here for over 30 years. We met when we first arrived and it has been wonderful to get to know her better. She spent several hours at my home and shared with me her portfolio of abstract paintings. I am grateful for her service, as I know she rarely gets time off work. Thank you Rosemary!
Ever heard of a Berliner or a Ponki?

10 comments:

Mikki said...

mmmm! those look delicious! I want some.
How are you holding up? I can't even begin to imagine having to endure both gestational diabetes and the intense bed rest. Keeping ya' in my prayers!

Dacia said...

Never heard of those, but they look scrumptious!

Elizabeth said...

Those look delightful! I have heard of berliner's
JFK has a famous speech in berlin where he says Ich bin ein berliner. He said I am a jelly donut. When he should have said Ich bin berliner. Pesky german grammar.:)

Nicole said...

Yum! Never heard of Ponki before and not even a donut fan but those look fantastic!
Hope your feeling better, take care.

Chinwagger said...

Never heard of Ponki's but they look lovely.

Hope you are feeling better.

Amanda said...

Never heard of them, but I'm quite confident I would love them!

What a nice friend to do this!

Elise said...

Hi Michelle

What a special friend you have. I have never heard of these before, but they look absolutely wonderful.

Melinda said...

What a wonderful friend! And those look so yummy!

Marie said...

Those look fabulous. Wow.

Bren's Life said...

that sounds so good!