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Poppy Seed Roulade Makowiec

Discover the allure of Polish baking with Kasha’s original Poppy Seed Roulade Makowiec recipe. Immerse yourself in the art of creating this mouthwatering pastry, a symphony of flavours and textures that defines the essence of Polish dessert tradition.

Total Time
2 hours
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Ingredients for 8 Servings

  • For the Dough:
    500g all-purpose flour
    200ml warm milk
    100g unsalted butter, melted
    2 large eggs
    75g granulated sugar
    10g active dry yeast
    A pinch of salt

    For the Filling:
    300g poppy seeds, ground
    200ml milk
    150g honey
    100g granulated sugar
    Zest of 1 orange
    Zest of 1 lemon

    For the Glaze:
    1 egg, beaten

Total Time

  • Preparation Time
    1 hour
  • Cooking Time

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  1. For the Dough:

    1. In a bowl, dissolve yeast in warm milk with a pinch of sugar. Let it sit until frothy.
    2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, melted butter, eggs, and salt.
    3. Add the yeast mixture to the flour mixture, kneading until a smooth dough forms.
    4. Cover the bowl with a cloth and let the dough rise in a warm place until doubled in size (about 1 hour).

    For the Filling:

    1. In a saucepan, heat milk, honey, and sugar until the sugar dissolves.
    2. Stir in the ground poppy seeds, orange zest, and lemon zest. Cook until the mixture thickens.
    3. Allow the poppy seed filling to cool.


    1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).
    2. Roll out the dough on a floured surface into a rectangle.
    3. Spread the poppy seed filling evenly over the dough.
    4. Roll the dough tightly from the longer side, forming a log.
    5. Place the log on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, shaping it into a ring.
    6. Brush the top with beaten egg.
    7. Bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown.
    Pro Tips
    • Ensure the poppy seeds are finely ground for a smoother filling.
    • And leave some whole for the beautiful crunchy sensation.
    • Brush the pastry with egg wash before baking for a golden finish.


Calories per Serving:
Approximately 300 calories per serving.
Enjoy Makowiec with a side of freshly brewed coffee or traditional Polish tea.
It pairs wonderfully with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra indulgence.

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