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GOOD LUCK

TAKE A PIECE OF CAKE (NUT CAKE OR CHRISTMAS CAKE) AND PUT IT
UNDER YOUR PILLOW. THIS WILL BRING GOOD LUCK

Submitter comment: THE BELIEF OF THIS CUSTOM MAKES A CONNECTION BETWEEN THE OBJECT
WHICH IS FOOD AND THE PILLOW. THEY ARE CONTAGIOUS BECAUSE EACH ARE
DEPENDENT UPON ONE ANOTHER IN ORDER TO BRING GOOD LUCK.
THIS ITEM WAS LEARNED DURING HIS LATE ADOLESCENT STAGE IN HIS
HOME TOWN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Pastry
BELIEF -- Good luck

Date learned: 00001930S

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SAINT LUCIA BUNS

TWO STRIPS OF BREAD-LIKE DOUGH SHAPED INTO A CROSS WITH CHERRIES
AND NUTS.

Submitter comment:

INFORMANT'S FATHER MAKES THEM EVERY YEAR FOR  CHRISTMAS BREAKFAST.

 

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector share the same surname.

 

Where learned: NEW YORK ; Wappingers Falls

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Pastry
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals
Food Drink -- Pastry Sweet Dessert
BELIEF -- Religious hero

Date learned: 00001960S

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CHRISTMAS COFFEECAKE

THERE IS A GERMAN COFFEECAKE MADE EVERY YEAR AT THE CHRISTMAS
SEASON. IT IS CALLED KRANTZ WHICH MEANS "WREATH". IT IS SHAPED
LIKE A WREATH, WITH THE DOUGH TWISTED TOGETHER.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: OAKLAND UNIVERSITY

Keyword(s): Cake ; CHRISTMAS ; Coffee ; CUSTOM ; ETHNIC ; FOOD ; GERMAN ; holiday ; tradition ; Wreath

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Pastry

Date learned: NOT RECORDED

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"XMAS (CHRISTMAS) BREAD"

ON CHRISTMAS YOU MAKE A LOAF OF BREAD WITH A COIN IN IT, THE
PERSON WHO GETS THE PIECE OF BREAD WITH THE COIN IN IT HAS
LUCK FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR.

Data entry tech comment:

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BREAD ; CHRISTMAS ; COIN ; CUSTOM ; FOOD ; holiday ; LUCK ; MONEY ; tradition

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Predictions
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Pastry

Date learned: 11-17-1969

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CHRISTMAS CUSTOM

MOST ARMENIAN FAMILIES HAVE MANY DIFFERENT PASTRIES IN THEIR
HOMES DURING CHRISTMAS. THESE PASTRIES INCLUDE BAKLAVA (A HONEY
AND NUT PASTRY) AND A WHITE COOKIE WITH FLOUR OVER IT.

Submitter comment:

INFORMANT HAS SEEN THESE FOODS IN ARMENIAN HOMES TODAY.

Data entry tech comment:

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Armenian ; Baklava ; CHRISTMAS ; CUSTOM ; ETHNIC ; FOOD ; holiday ; PASTRY ; tradition

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Pastry

Date learned: 11-01-1971

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RECIPE

RECIPE FOR SOUR CREAM YEAST DOUGH FOR KOLACH

2 CUPS DAIRY SOUR CREAM
2 PKG DRY YEAST (FLEASCHMANN'S)
1/2 CUP WARM WATER (105-115)
1/4 CUP MARGARINE
1/3 CUP SUGAR
2 TSP. SALT
2 EGGS
ABOUT 6 CUPS OF FLOUR
HEAT SOUR CREAM OVER LOW HEAT UNTIL LUKEWARM. DISSOLVE YEAST
IN WATER IN LARGE MIXING BOWL. ADD WARM SOUR CREAM, MARGARINE,
SUGAR, SALT, EGGS, AND 2 CUPS OF THE FLOUR, BEAT UNTIL SMOOTH.
STIR IN REMAINING FLOUR UNTIL DOUGH CLEANS SIDE OF THE BOWL.
KNEAD DOUGH ON WELL FLOURED BOARD UNTIL SMOOTH, ABOUT 10 MIN.
PLACE IN GREASED BOWL, TURNING ONCE TO BRING GREASED SIDE UP.
COVER, LET RISE IN WARM PLACE (85) ABOUT 1 HOUR, OR UNTIL DOUGH
IS DOUBLE. PUNCH DOWN DOUGH, DIVIDE INTO 3 PARTS ROLL INTO
RECTANGLE 14 BY 9 INCHES, SPREAD WITH BUTTER, ADD WALNUT
FILLING (ALSO CANNED MILK) (SEE RECIPE) ROLL, PUT INTO GREASED
CAKE PAN, BRUSH WITH BEATEN EGG,
LET RISE, BAKE 350-375 DEGREES FOR
ABOUT 20 MINUTES.

Submitter comment:

I PERSONALLY KNOW THAT THIS RECIPE HAS BEEN HANDED DOWN FOR
FOUR GENERATIONS AND PERHAPS MORE THAN THAT. IT ORIGINATED IN
YUGOSLAVIA WHERE MY GRANDMOTHER WAS BORN. THIS IS ONLY MADE
AT CHRISTMAS TIME.

Data entry tech comment:

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Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): CHRISTMAS ; CUSTOM ; Dough ; FOOD ; holiday ; RECIPE ; Yugoslavia

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Pastry

Date learned: 11-14-1971

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CRAVAY

CRAVAY IS A ROUND, DOUGHNUT LIKE BREAD WHICH IS TRADITIONALLY
GIVEN AROUND CHRISTMAS IN BULGARIA TO THE CHRISTMAS CAROLLERS.
THIS IS GIVEN BY THE VILLAGERS IN APPRECIATION OF THE CAROLLERS'
SONGS.

Submitter comment:

THE INFORMANT SAID THAT THE TRADITIONAL CAROLS WERE A COMBINATION
OF FOLK SONG--BLESSINGS, MEANT TO BLESS A HOUSE OR PEOPLE WITH
A MESSAGE OF PROPERITY (PROSPERITY).

Data entry tech comment:

COLLECTOR'S PUNCTUATION CORRECTED BY KEYPUNCHER.

Updated by TRD

Where learned: DETROIT

Keyword(s): Bulgaria ; Carolers ; CHRISTMAS ; Cravay ; CUSTOM ; FOOD ; holiday ; tradition

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Pastry
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Songs, caroling

Date learned: 03-21-1970

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FESTIVAL

MANY HOUSEHOLDS, INCLUDING OURS, KEEP FRUIT CAKE ON HAND FOR THE
XMAS (CHRISTMAS) SEASON.

Submitter comment:

CHILDHOOD

Data entry tech comment:

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

Keyword(s): Cake ; CHRISTMAS ; CUSTOM ; FESTIVAL ; FOOD ; FRUIT ; Fruitcake ; holiday ; tradition

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Pastry

Date learned: NOT RECORDED

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CHRISTMAS CUSTOM

PEOPLE MAKE SPECIAL CAKES AND PLUM PUDDINGS IN MALTA AT CHRISTMAS
TIME. THEY GIVE THESE AWAY AS GIFTS SINCE THEIR CHRISTMAS IS NOT AS
COMMERCIAL AS IN THE U.S.A.

Data entry tech comment:

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Cake ; CHRISTMAS ; CUSTOM ; FOOD ; GIFTS ; Malta ; Pudding ; tradition

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Pastry
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Gifts, gift giving at Christmas

Date learned: 03-08-1970

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TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS CUSTOM ; CHRISTMAS BREAD

IT WAS TRADITIONAL TO BAKE CHRISTMAS BREAD. IT IS A RICH, ROUND,
VARIETY. IT IS SHAPED LIKE A WREATH WITH A FIGURE OF THE BABY JESUS.
ALSO WITH THIS LOAF ARE THE KEYS TO THE HOUSE, THE HAT OF THE
MAN OF THE HOUSE, A TABLE CLOTH AND HOLY WATER.

Submitter comment:

THESE ITEMS WERE LEFT OVER THE NIGHT. SLOVAKIAN CUSTOM.

Data entry tech comment:

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Keyword(s): CHRISTMAS ; CUSTOM ; FOOD ; holiday ; Slovakian

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Pastry

Date learned: NOT RECORDED

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LOKSHA--ETHNIC FOOD--CHRISTMAS
LOKSHA IS UNLEAVENED BREAD MADE INTO ROUND BALLS AND
BAKED UNTIL DRY AND HARD. THEN THE BALLS ARE SOAKED IN A POPPY SEED
AND HONEY SYRUP FOR SEVERAL DAYS UNTIL SOFT.

Submitter comment:

THIS IS SERVED DURING THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE ILE

Keyword(s): CHRISTMAS ; CUSTOM ; FOOD ; holiday ; tradition

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Pastry

Date learned: 10-28-1970

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CARTELATTE

IT IS THE CUSTOM IN SOME ITALIAN HOUSEHOLDS TO MAKE A SPECIAL
KIND OF PASTRY AT CHRISTMAS TIME CALLED CARTELATTE. THE ENTIRE
FAMILY USUALLY PARTICIPATES IN THIS PROCESS. DOUGH IS FLATTENED
VERY THIN, THEN FRIED UNTIL CRISP. IT CAN BE COVERED WITH
HONEY AND SUGAR.

Submitter comment:

THE INFORMANT'S FAMILY MAKES THIS EVERY CHRISTMAS.

Data entry tech comment:

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Where learned: NEW YORK ; FRANKLINVILLE

Keyword(s): CUSTOM ; FOOD ; holiday ; tradition

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Pastry

Date learned: NOT RECORDED

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SLAVIC BREAD TRADITIONS

MY GRANDMOTHER ALWAYS MADE BREADS AND ROLLS FOR CHRISTMAS.
WITH THE LEFTOVER DOUGH WHICH THEY CALLED SLINGSHOT BREAD
SHE WOULD MAKE THE FIGURE OF THE BABY JESUS. THIS IS A
CROATIAN SLAVIK TRADITION.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): FOOD SCULPTURE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Pastry
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Raw Material
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Finished Product

Date learned: 00-00-1941

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YOU SHOULD MAKE GINERBREAD BEFORE CHRISTMAS, BUT IT IS BAD
LUCK TO EAT IT BEFORE NEW YEAR'S DAY.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 25 Christmas Also see F642, below.
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Pastry
Food Drink -- Pastry Sweet Dessert
BELIEF -- Bad luck

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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