Poppy Seed Roll


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      3 hr 30

Appears in
Fresh From Poland: New Vegetarian Cooking from the Old Country

By Michał Korkosz

Published 2021

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Every Christmas, Polish homes are filled with the scent of poppy seeds and buttery yeast dough baking in the oven. This delicacy is called makowiec, a roll lavishly filled with slivered almonds, crushed walnuts, honey, dried fruits, and, most importantly, poppy seeds, which are cooked in milk until soft. They’re addicting. This recipe requires some patience for the dough, which should be kneaded, then allowed to rise, but trust me—the joy that comes from a still-warm slice far exceed