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Polish Honey-spice Cake (Piernik)

1 lbs (500 g ) flour
4 eggs
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter/margarine
2 tsp. instant coffee
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. spices (cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, pepper and nutmeg)
2 Tbs. walnut (chopped)
2 Tbs. candied orange peel (finely chopped)
2 Tbs. dried figs (cut into thin strips)
2 Tbs. raisins
butter and bread crumbs to grease the loaf pan

Cream butter in a large bowl, add egg yolks, sugar and spices. Mix
until smooth. Pour in liquid honey, coffeeand lemon juice. Continue
to mix, then add baking soda with sifted flour. Mix. Add figs,
orange peel, walnuts and raisins to egg & butter mixture. Mix all

Beat egg whites into a froth and spoon alternatively with spoonfuls
of flour into the mixture, still stirring.

Put the dough into 2 loaf pans (10x5" / 25x12 cm) greased with
butter and sprinkled with bread crumbs, and place them immediately
in a pre-heated 300 F (148 C) oven.

When the dough has risen, increase the temperature. Bake in a
moderate 360 F (180 C)

Do not disturb while baking for about 40 min. Before taking out,
check with a toothpick. The toothpick should remain dry.

When slightly cooled, take out of the loaf pan.

Note: Honey spice cake will last as long as 2-3 weeks tightly
wrapped in aluminum foil.


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Ingredients missing, November 10, 2004 - 06:05 PM
Reviewer: Anonymous from Toronto, Canada
The list of ingredients for HONEY spics cake does not include honey! The instructions also mention lemon juice, this is also not in the ingredient list.

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