Thanks to a good friend, this year I was introduced to fausnaughts, a Pennsylvania Dutch donut that is traditionally served on Shrove Tuesday, also known as Mardi Gras, or the day before Lent officially begins.
Fausnaughts are delicious, palm-sized doughnuts coated in sugar. Unlike typical bakery doughnuts they do not have a creamy filling. The dough is also richer than ordinary doughnuts.
Eaten the day before Lent begins, these doughnuts are kind of a “last call” before the season of sacrifice begins. But these babies make it all worthwhile.