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Anyone familiar with Placek bread with raisins?


spencka 1 | 5  
25 Oct 2009 /  #1
Hi!

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!
Steve
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
salt

Topping:

100 g flour
60 g butter
50 g sugar
2 spoons cinamon
Preperation:
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!!
Steve
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!!!
Steve
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...

Ingredients:
2.2 lbs flour
0.14 oz yeast
1 cup milk
.35 oz butter
.5 oz cukru
4 egg yolks
salt
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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