Poppyseed Filling

Mákos Töltelék


  • ¾ cup vanilla sugar
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • Grated rind of ½ lemon
  • 6 tablespoons sweet butter
  • 1 cup hot milk
  • ½ pound poppyseeds, ground
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • 1 apple, peeled, cored and grated


  1. Whip vanilla sugar and egg yolks till smooth. Add flour, lemon rind, butter and finally hot milk. Bring to a simmer and mix in the ground poppyseeds.
  2. When the mixture starts simmering again, turn off heat. Let the filling cool.
  3. When mixture is cool, mix in raisins and grated apple. Whip the egg whites till stiff and fold them into the filling. If it is too thick, add a little cold water.
  4. Place filling on top of prepared sheet of strudel dough, and proceed exactly as described in the basic recipe. Bake for about 30 minutes.