Placek is a low flat cake and can be round or rectangular in shape.
I made two using each of the recipes in ciasto półkruche – a type of shortcrust pastry – with jam fillings and both turned out well.
Placek with jam
Grease and line a 32 x 22 tin
Pre-heat the oven GM5 – 190°C
Use half the dough and roll it out to fit the tin.
Spread the dough with jam – you will need around a jar.
Cover the top with the rest of the dough rolled out.
Bake for around 30 minutes.
Dust with icing sugar as soon as you take it out of the oven and leave to cool.
Placek with Blackcurrant Jam
Served on – Colclough – Enchantment- 1950 – 1960s
Placek with Sour Cherry Jam
Served on – Duchess – Bramble Rose – 1960s