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Christmas Cake (Poland) Recipe

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This recipe for Christmas Cake (Poland), by , is from The UWSP Multicultural Affairs Department Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Added: Thursday, March 19, 2009


3 cups all purpose flour
2 cups sugar
2 tsp. Baking soda
1 tsp. Allspice
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1 tsp. Nutmeg
1 tsp. Cloves
1 tsp. Salt
2/3 cup butter or margarine
2 cups buttermilk
1 cup chopped dates, raisins, or mixed candied fruits
cup chopped almonds or walnuts

Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, spices, and salt in a bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or two knives until particles resemble rice kernels. Add buttermilk; mix thoroughly. Mix in dates and nuts. Turn batter into a generously greased and floured 9-inch tube pan or into two 8x4x3- inch loaf pans. Bake at 350F about 1 hour, or until a wooden pick comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack 15 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely on wire rack.




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