Golden Barrel Table Syrup. Today's modern fastnachts may have have glaze or could have granulated or powdered sugar on them.
Fastnacht Day is Shrove Tuesday the night before Ash Wednesday (the first day of lent). Fastnacht literally means " fast night". So what people would do is use up all the lard and fattening things before Lent when it would be given up.
Where to find Fastnachts:
York - Brown's Orchard , 8892 Susquehanna Trail South, Loganville, PA 17342 (717) 428-2036
Maple Donuts - 3455 East Market St. York, PA 17402 (717) 757-7826
Lancaster - Martin's Country Market 1717 W Main St Ephrata, Pennsylvania (717) 738-3754
Oregon Dairy Supermarket 2900 Oregon Pike, Lititz, PA 17543 Phone: (717) 656-2856
Lehigh Valley - http://www.mcall.com/entertainment/dining/mc-fastnachts-lehigh-valley-
Dauphin County - Pennsylvania Bakery, 1713 Market St., Camp Hill: 717-763-7755
Fastnachts with potatoes and yeast
2 1/2 c. hot mashed potatoes 1 cup milk 3 beaten eggs 2 Tablespoons melted butter 2 cup sugar 2 Tablespoons Baking powder 5 cup all purpose flour
In a large bowl combine all ingredients, but add flour slowly. Divide dough in half and roll to 1/2" thickness. Cut with doughnut cutter. Fry in deep fat or oil, turning when brown. Drain on paper towels and let cool.
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