Poppy-seed Pastries

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Amber & Rye: A Baltic food journey

By Zuza Zak

Published 2021

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Poppy seeds are one of the ingredients most associated with the Baltic region. When it comes to bread products, they are often used in large quantities, as they are in these rich pastries. The so-called ‘drowned’ dough for these poppy-seed pastries is easier to make than your usual yeasted dough. The poppy seeds, however, need a bit of prep — ideally the evening before you want to make the pastries. Otherwise, you can buy ready-made poppy-seed mix (labelled ‘for Makowiec’) from any Polish f