Poppy Seed Recipes

Probably the most popular pastry is poppy seed roll, also known as poppy seed strudel and known variously as makowiec in Poland, mákos bejgli in Hungary, bulochki s makom in Russia, makový závin in the Czech Republic, makovník in Slovakia, aguonu; vyniotinis in Lithuania, makovnjača in Croatia, and ruladă cu nuci in Romania. Poppy seed roll is an indispensable dessert for the holidays, especially Christmas and Easter.

Aloo Posto – Bengali Potatoes with Poppy Seeds

Potatoes sauteed in a thick coating of poppy seeds is a signature dish from Bengali cuisine.

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Beetroot Icecream with Poppy Seeds

Forget beetroot in your salads or added to a burger. Instead take some of these sweet purple/red root vegetables, add a few extra ingredients, and turn out a batch of wonderful ice cream.

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Blueberry Crème Fraîche Tart with Poppy Seed Crust

This impressive blueberry tart features a sweet crust with the addition of poppy seeds. Try it with fillings of your own, such as lemon cream or pastry cream.

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Citrus and Poppy Seed Pudding

A simple dessert recipe infused with citrus and poppy seeds. Make this now while citrus is in season!

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Germknoedel – Steamed Sweet Austrian Dumplings

Served either with melted butter or vanilla sauce and poppy seeds crushed with sugar, Germknödel are popular at Austrian ski resorts. Try these dumplings on a cold day, after a bowl of vegetable soup for a delightful meal.

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Hamantaschen

A hamantash (or hamentasch), is a filled-pocket cookie or pastry in Ashkenazi Jewish cuisine recognisable for its three-cornered shape. The shape is achieved by folding in the sides of a circular piece of dough, with a filling placed in the centre. It is traditionally eaten during the Jewish holiday of Purim.

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Kutia – Slavic Christmas Poppy Seed Dessert

A Slavic Christmas concoction of poppy seeds, honey, wheat, nuts and fruit was consumed on the longest night of the year, during a ritual to remember family ancestors. The dish has survived for millennia and has been adopted as part of the Christian Christmas Eve tradition.

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Lemon and Poppy Seed Muffins

Lemon zest and poppy seeds add texture and flavour to these luscious golden muffins.

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Makovnjača – Poppy Seed Roll

A Serbian pie could, in general, be named in two ways: according to its mode of preparation, or according to its filling (although not every pie is prepared with every filling). For example, a Bundevara is a pie filled with pumpkin and could refer to either a savijača (made of rolled filo) or a štrudla (made of rolled dough). Both sweet and salty pies are made, and some pies could be prepared in the same way with either sweet or salty filling.

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Makówki – Silesian Poppy Seed Bread Pudding

A traditional poppy seed-based dessert from Central Europe. It is most notable in Silesia, where it is served almost exclusively on Christmas Eve (and perhaps on the following days, as long as the supply prepared for Christmas lasts).

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Mohnnudeln – Poppyseed Noodles

Mohnnudeln (meaning poppy seed noodles in German), is the name of thick noodles of a potato dough in Bohemian and Austrian cuisine, similar to the Schupfnudel.

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Poppy Seed Bagels

A bagel is a bread product, traditionally shaped by hand into the form of a ring from yeasted wheat dough, roughly hand-sized, which is first boiled for a short time in water and then baked.

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Poppy Seed Kolache

Kolache (also spelled kolace, kolach, or kolacky, from the Czech and Slovak plural koláče) is a type of pastry that holds a dollop of fruit rimmed by a puffy pillow of supple dough. Originating as a semisweet wedding dessert from Central Europe.

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Poppy Seed Pastries and Dishes

This is a list of poppy seed pastries and dishes. Poppy seeds are wildly popular in Eastern Europe and appear in everything from sweet to savoury foods. For many Eastern Europeans, particularly Poles, Ukrainians, Hungarians, Russians, Lithuanians, Slovaks, Czechs and Slovenians, poppy seeds are a symbol of wealth, the tiny seeds representing coins. They figure prominently at Christmas and New Year’s expressing hoped-for prosperity in the coming year.

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