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This award-winning placek dessert recipe is courtesy of Karen Gold.

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, December Fall 2007
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  • mommie222
    4 DEC, 2016
    This has to be the best and most comforting bread I have ever eaten! Definitely a 5 star bread!
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  • cgsullivan
    15 NOV, 2010
    Tastes just like my grandma's. Three rises! Now I know why Grandma only made this for holidays!
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  • GramaJaney
    1 APR, 2010
    Such a delight to have this recipe available. It's authentic and delicious. Just asked my 12 year old granddaughter to choose between this recipe for Placek or Hot Cross Buns for Easter and she chose the Placek. Better than my Mom's 4 recipes!!! Enjoy Each pkg of yeast is 2tsp minus 1/8tsp of yeast. GrammaJaney
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  • PaulR
    18 NOV, 2008
    Kat...I just went to that Polish site...the recipe came right up. I don't know what you're doing wrong, but it's there! Good luck!
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  • millionairess
    12 NOV, 2008
    I have a big packet of yeast already. Can anyone advise how much is 2 packages? Thanks
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  • KatMyKittiesMom
    5 APR, 2008
    I went to the Polish site you put in your note, but could not find the recipe.
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  • PaulR
    23 FEB, 2008
    This makes a delicious placek! A few cautions: very hard to make with a hand held mixer. The batter is very stiff. The second rise took 3 hours...way too long! I've worked with yeast successfully for 35 years so I'm no novice! The crumb recipe makes too much and is more floury than I'm used to. It's delicious but tends to fall off a bit more. I like this recipe better http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~atpc/heritage/culture/food/dessert-placek-castro-marsha.html Easier, with mace, lemon.
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  • PaulR
    23 FEB, 2008
    This makes a delicious placek! A few cautions: very hard to make with a hand held mixer. The batter is very stiff. The second rise took 3 hours...way too long! I've worked with yeast successfully for 35 years so I'm no novice! The crumb recipe makes too much and is more floury than I'm used to. It's delicious but tends to fall off a bit more. I like this recipe better http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~atpc/heritage/culture/food/dessert-placek-castro-marsha.html Easier, with mace, lemon.
    Reply
  • PaulR
    23 FEB, 2008
    This makes a delicious placek! A few cautions: very hard to make with a hand held mixer. The batter is very stiff. The second rise took 3 hours...way too long! I've worked with yeast successfully for 35 years so I'm no novice! The crumb recipe makes too much and is more floury than I'm used to. It's delicious but tends to fall off a bit more. I like this recipe better http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~atpc/heritage/culture/food/dessert-placek-castro-marsha.html Easier, with mace, lemon.
    Reply
  • PaulR
    23 FEB, 2008
    This makes a delicious placek! A few cautions: very hard to make with a hand held mixer. The batter is very stiff. The second rise took 3 hours...way too long! I've worked with yeast successfully for 35 years so I'm no novice! The crumb recipe makes too much and is more floury than I'm used to. It's delicious but tends to fall off a bit more. I like this recipe better http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~atpc/heritage/culture/food/dessert-placek-castro-marsha.html Easier, with mace, lemon.
    Reply

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