Poppy-Seed Cake



  • 1 lb of ground poppy seeds
  • ½ pint of fresh cream
  • 6 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 strip of grated orange or lemon peel
  • 3 cups of flour
  • the yolks of 2 eggs
  • ¼ lb of butter
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 2 cups of milk.


Make a dough with the flour, baking powder, the yolks of eggs, the milk, and a little sugar. Beat well and let stand for ½ an hour. Roll out to about ½ an inch thick, cover with the poppy seeds, which have been well mixed with the cream, sugar and grated peel, and bake in a moderate oven.