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PLACEK SWIATECZNY

5 eggs
2 1/2 cups flour
4 oz orange peel, chopped fine
2 cups sugar, icing
1/2 t salt
2 t baking powder
1 C butter
3/4 cup walnuts or pecans, chopped fine
1 t vanilla
1 T lemon peel, grated
2/3 cup raisins
3 T vodka or brandy

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

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

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.

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.

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