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Anyone familiar with Placek bread with raisins?

spencka 1 | 5  
25 Oct 2009 /  #1

I'm in Florida, Titusville area. I was in Orlando/Winter Park area today so I stopped into my favorite Polish deli for some fresh polish kielbasa & a loaf of Poppy seed bread. One item I've had difficulty finding sown here is Placek. Does anyone here know where I could find some?

I asked the owner of the deli - I tried to describe to him what Placek was to me - looks like a loaf of bread, has raisins, and a crumby or clumpy sugar on top. Does this sound familiar to anyone? Can anyone provide a recipe, or better, somewhere in Florida that makes it and could ship overnight?

Thanks for any assistance!
krysia 23 | 3,058  
25 Oct 2009 /  #2
It's called a placek dro┼╝dowy. Here's a recipee but it's in grams so might need to convert to normal measures.

Ingredients for dough:

500 g flour
50 g yeast
1 glass milk
100 g butter
3 egg yolks
1 egg
100-150 g sugar
50 g raisins
1 sugared vanilla
1/2 lemon skin


100 g flour
60 g butter
50 g sugar
2 spoons cinamon
1.make the dough from the ingredients above
2.knead the crumbles, meaning mix the flour with sugar and cinamom, add melted fat and quickly knead so it forms small crumbs .
3.Flatten the dough and place into a baking dish then spread beaten egg and put the crumbs on top. Set aside to grow, then bake for about 50 minutes.

Don't know what temperature. Didn't say
Eurola 4 | 1,906  
25 Oct 2009 /  #3
My aunt in Poland made the most wonderful placek drozdzowy. I was visiting her at least twice a month to stuff myself with it! And, a glass of cold milk to boot.
OP spencka 1 | 5  
25 Oct 2009 /  #4
Thanks for your quick response - your measurements appear to be metric - is there a way to convert to American????

Sorry! If not, I will try to find conversion.

Thank you again!!
krysia 23 | 3,058  
25 Oct 2009 /  #5
Here's the conversion to normal measures.

500 g flour - 17 oz
50 g yeast - 1.76 oz
100 g butter - 3.5 oz
100-150 g sugar 3.5 - 5.3 oz
50 g raisins - 1.76 oz
100 g flour - 3.5 oz
60 g butter - 2.11 oz
50 g sugar - 1.76 oz
OP spencka 1 | 5  
25 Oct 2009 /  #6
Thank you so much for going to all the trouble!!! I truly appreciate all your help!!!

I will let you know how the recipe goes when i make my attempt!

Wish me luck!!

Thanks again Krysia!

By the way - this is becoming oneof my favorite sites!!!
krysia 23 | 3,058  
25 Oct 2009 /  #7
There are different ways of making the placek, here is another one translated from Polish and if you add 0.1 oz more of something I don't think anyone will notice...

2.2 lbs flour
0.14 oz yeast
1 cup milk
.35 oz butter
.5 oz cukru
4 egg yolks
1 tspoon vanilla
Mix yeast with sugar and warm milk, add 1/3 flour, mix, set aside to rise. Mix egg yolks with sugar. When dough doubles add the yolks, salt, vanilla and mix, add melted butter and set aside to rise. Put in a baking dish, you can put plums, cherries or other fruit on top. Bake 390 for 55 min

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