Carso-Style Poppy Seed Cake

Torta di Semi di Papavero alla Carsolina

Preparation info
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Appears in
La Terra Fortunata

By Fred Plotkin

Published 2001

  • About

This is an adaptation of versions of this cake that were served to me by families all over the hinter-land above Trieste. It is delicious, homey, and easy to make.


  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons/30 g unbleached all-purpose flour


Preheat the oven to 300°F/150°C. Butter or oil a 7-inch/17- to 18-cm tube pan.

Separate the eggs, putting the yolks in a large mixing bowl and the whites in a smaller chilled bowl. Beat the yolks just until they are broken and combined. Use a whisk and gradually add the flour a