Valentine’s Shishki

Unlike in most western countries where Shrove Tuesday is celebrated as a Pancake Day, in Slovakia Fašiangový utorok is associated with doughnuts or šišky (pronounced as shishki), as we call our little doughnuts in Slovak. Shrove Tuesday is a religious name for the last day before Lent, a fasting season that starts on Ash Wednesday and lasts until Easter. Shrove … Continue reading Valentine’s Shishki


Here's what I promised in the previous post - a recipe for šišky (shishki) or mini-doughnuts. They are typically prepared on or around Shrove Tuesday, but we in Slovakia like to eat them all year round. I wonder if there is another country in the world that associates the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday with doughnuts. Let me … Continue reading Shishki