How to make it

  • Beat butter until creamy, add flour, salt, egg yolks, sugar, yeast, and, last, cream and chopped almonds.
  • Beat half-hour, until batter drops from spoon.
  • Add stiffly beaten egg whites.
  • Mix well again.
  • Put mixture into greased and preheated form (fluted pan or bundt pan).
  • Put in warm place and let rise to about double size.
  • Bake about 1 hour in moderate oven (350°).
  • Take out of form and sprinkle with sugar while still warm.
  • Recipe Source: The Holyday Book, by Francis X. Weiser, S.J., Harcourt, Brace and Company, Inc., New York, 1956
  • In Poland there is a custom that female names end with an "a" , and the male name can end with any other letter apart from "a". Thanks to that, reading the name of a person, we know the gender. The most popular names in Poland: The female names (as you see all end with - "a"): 1.Anna 2.Maria 3.Katarzyna 4.Malgorzata 5.Agnieszka 6.Krystyna 7. Barbara 8.Ewa 9.Elzbieta 10.Zofia The male names: 1.Jan 2.Andrzej 3.Piotr 4.Krzysztof 5.Stanislaw 6.Tomasz 7.Pawel 8.Jozef 9.Marcin 10.Marek. The popularity of names has changed over time. Now parents tend to give other names to baby girls such as: Julia, Natalia, Wiktoria, Oliwia, Weronika and baby boys: Jakub, Kacper, Filip, Mateusz, Mikolaj.

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    " It was excellent "
    greekgirrrl ate it and said...
    The greeks have the same custom. My name day is May 21st--the day of Saints Constantine and Helen.
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    " It was excellent "
    laadeedaa ate it and said...
    We just celebrate individual birthdays but I love the recipe and I am looking forward to baking it.
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  • rose 6 years ago
    People in my family celebrate their saint day. :) Thanks for this recipe. :)
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  • jaie 6 years ago
    I love my Polish heritage and value stories and recipes such as these...Thank you!
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  • michelle73 6 years ago
    What an interesting custom. I've never heard of it before. I take it this is Catholic because of Mass? Thank you for the recipe and the story!
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