Polish Easter Cake

This polish easter recipe is sure to please.
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup warm water
1 (1/4 ounce active dry yeast)
2 eggs beaten
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup chopped almonds
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1 cup confectioners sugar
Whole candied cherries for garnish

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Grease a 1 1/2 quart mold pan or a deep cake pan then dust with flour Scald 1/2 cup milk in a saucepan, stir in sugar, salt and butter until sugar is dissolved and butter is melted them cool to lukewarm. pour warm water into a large bowl sprinkle yeast into warm water, stir until yeast is dissolved.

Add lukewarm milk mixture eggs and flour, beat vigerousely for 5 minutes, cover and let rise in a warm place free from draft for 1 1/2 hours or until double in bulk Beat in almonds, raisins, and lemon rind.

Pour batter into prepared pan, bake for 50 minutes.Cool in pan on wire rack for 20 minutes then remove from pan and finish cooling. Beat confectioners sugar and 1 tablespoon milk in a small bowl to form a glaze. Place cake on a serving platter and drizzle glaze on top and decorate with cherries.

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About The Author, Andrew Krause
About The Author
Andrew Krause is a Chef and Pastry Chef for over 30 years, at present I own a Gourmet Bakery called The Cheese Confectioner. You can visit my site at For Free Recipes.net
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