Fastnachts from the Bethlehem Brew Works

January 30th, 2013 |

February 12th is Fastnacht Day!

Order your Fastnachts from the Bethlehem Brew Works!

Fat Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday, Fastnacht Day…

From the Christian Science Monitor –  In medieval Europe, fat and sugar were forbidden in Lenten cooking, and so Shrove Tuesday, the day before the start of Lent, was a busy day in the kitchen. The English made pancakes, the Poles jelly doughnuts called paczki. In Germany, women bustled about frying up doughnuts called fastnachts (German for “Eve of the Fast”). Fastnacht day, the German word for “before the fast,” is the day that these heavy, yeast-raised doughnuts were originally made to use up all the fat in the house before Lent began. -Full Story Here

Chef Jill Oman, pulls out her Pennsylvania Dutch grandma’s recipe book once again, and whips up these tasty treats.

A HALF DOZEN for $4.95!

Choice of 6 Glazed, 6 Powdered, or 6 Plain (sorry, no mix-n-match packs)

The Bethlehem Brew Works is offering Fastnachts all day on Tuesday the 12th, for 95¢ each or $4.95 for a box of 6 to take home (pre-order only)! Pre-order by calling 610-882-1300 with a pick-up time between 7am – 7pm on February 12th.


Call ahead and order by the half-dozen. Be ready to give us your pick-up time. All orders must be placed no later then February 10th, 10pm.




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