Piernik - Honey Bread

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This is a recipe from my Polish grandmother. It is a semi-sweet bread that tastes wonderful with a little butter. I grew up on this stuff and it has always been one of my favorites.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
32
Yield:
4 - 4x8 inch loaves

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves

  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice

  • 4 eggs

  • ½ cup milk

  • ½ cup vegetable oil

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 cup honey

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup raisins (Optional)

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts (Optional)

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, mix the sugar, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, and eggs. Stir in the milk and oil, and mix in the baking soda. Place honey in a small pot, and bring to a boil. Stir honey into the bowl. Mix flour into the bowl. Fold in the raisins and walnuts. Stir by hand with a sturdy spoon for 10 minutes. Allow the dough to sit 1 hour.

  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Lightly grease four 8x4 inch loaf pans.

  3. Fill each loaf pan with about 2 inches of the batter. Bake 1 hour 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted in the center of a loaf comes out clean. Bread will be brown in color and will crack on top.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

175 Calories
6g Fat
30g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 32
Calories 175
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 51mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 15mg 1%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 65mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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