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Looking for a recipe for a Polish poppy seed strudel/cake (makowiec)


Fool4food 1 | 2  
27 Feb 2009 /  #1
What is a good recipe for this. I want to try making my own as it's costing me a fortune at the bakery :)
Olasz - | 69  
27 Feb 2009 /  #2
could you describe, the particular kind you want to bake :)
any of those here?
google.com/search?q=makowiec
OP Fool4food 1 | 2  
27 Feb 2009 /  #3
The kind we have been buying is labeled strudel or cake on the label. It is a sweet bread/cake and has a big cavity full of poppy seed or poppy seed/walnut filling. It looks like the filling was spread on the dough and then rolled togeher leaving a crescent shaped area with the filling. Some look like they might have been baked in a loaf pan and others like a tube. Am I making any sense? :)

Something like this although most I get have more cake/bread type area

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Makowiec
Shawn_H  
27 Feb 2009 /  #4
Like This?


  • Poppy Seed Roll
Olasz - | 69  
27 Feb 2009 /  #5
for the recipe go.

and for step-by-step photos of assembling the cake

to make your life easier you could buy the filling in any polish delis, look for a big can of "masa makowa" :)
Good luck and let us know if it's the taste you are looking for :)
OP Fool4food 1 | 2  
27 Feb 2009 /  #6
Thank you very much Olasz and everybody.
I like food in general so anything will be something fun to try, and sweet cake and bread is like candy to me --- that looks perfect. I'll check for the masa makowa next week. The grocery/meat store I go to , most of the employees don't speak english so it is next to impossible for me to try and explain, or ask questions. :)
francesca - | 2  
5 Apr 2009 /  #7
Dziekuje for those links!!!!

that is closer to what I was use to as a child... Poppyseed, dark and golden raisins - yum

The local farmers market has an Amish group that makes the roll and it is not as good as I remember. The closest was associated with an American Legion Hall in Scranton, PA and they charge $12 for a 12 inch loaf. yikes

I will have to keep this recipe to check against the one I have (unfortuanately we are moving this summer and it is already packed away).

~francesca
plk123 8 | 4,149  
6 Apr 2009 /  #8
it's costing me a fortune at the bakery

$5/roll is too much?? it'll take you at least a couple of hours to make..

shawn_h, are those rolls polish?
fred_chopin  
6 Apr 2009 /  #9
hmmm. polish food is wonderful
Lir  
6 Apr 2009 /  #10
I love Polish poppy seed cake. I was weaned on it ....yummy :)
Shawn_H  
6 Apr 2009 /  #11
shawn_h, are those rolls polish?

Yes, I find them in my local Polish deli.
poliwog 4 | 21  
15 Jun 2009 /  #12
Jun 15, 09, 12:32 - Thread attached on merging:
Polish Makowiec ( Poppy seed cake)

Hi
I need help with making a Makowiec.
I have made it twice and it doesn't taste right.
Can someone post a recipe here or walk me threw how to make one
Many thanks
Poliwog
wildrover 98 | 4,451  
15 Jun 2009 /  #13
I can,t help you make one , but if you manage a good one i would be happy to help you eat it...its wonderfull.....
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
15 Jun 2009 /  #14
i attempted to make one last Easter and it came out rock solid ha ha ha. i'm not good at baking cakes :(
plk123 8 | 4,149  
15 Jun 2009 /  #15
Can someone post a recipe here or walk me threw how to make one

why don't you post yours and we'll see if you're missing something or maybe something is messed up with your method.

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