Placek Swiateczny Recipe

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Beat eggs with sugar using an electric mixer for 5 minutes at high speed.

Step 2

Mix chopped nuts, raisins and orange peel with 2 tablespoons of flour. Mix remaining flour with baking powder and salt.

Step 3

Cream together the butter, lemon peel and vanilla extract until fluffy. Beat in vodka, then add egg mixture gradually, beating constantly. Add the flour mixture and beat for 5 minutes. Fold fruit-nut mixture into the batter. Turn into a greased and floured 9x5x3-inch pan or a 1 1/2 quart ring mold.

Step 4

Bake at 350 degrees F. for 1 hour. Cool cake in pan on wire rack for ten minutes, then turn cake out onto rack and cool completely. Wrap in plastic wrap and set aside to mellow for a couple of days.

NOTES:

* Christmas Bread -- This recipe could be used as part of a 12-course meal known in Polish as Wigilia, or on its own. Wigilia is eaten after sundown on Christmas Eve.

Things You'll Need

  • 5 Eggs
  • 2 1/2c Flour, all-purpose
  • 2c Sugar, icing
  • 2t Baking powder
  • 3/4c Walnuts or pecans,
  • -chopped fine
  • 2/3c Raisins
  • 4oz Orange peel,
  • -chopped fine
  • 1/2t Salt
  • 1c Butter
  • 1T Lemon peel, grated
  • 1t Vanilla
  • 3T Vodka or brandy

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