11th Nov. is also St Martin's Day (Martinmas), celebrated with great fanfare in Poznań (parade, dancing in the streets, fests, etc.). Only on that day are special crescents baked containing white poppysee filling. Anybody on PF from Poznań who can provide a recipe or any comments or elaboration?
Fanfare? Dancing in the streets? Poznan? What are you on and how can I get the prescription?
I live in Poznan and it's overall a great place, but Poznanians are the least likely Poles imaginable to go around dancing in the streets (remember the joke about it being one of the three quietest cities in Poland?)
And the rogale świętomarcińskie are available year round now, though they're most popular for the Martin's day (like pączki are available year round but especially popular for Fat Thursday).
I personally think they'd be better without the peanuts which ruin the texture of the croissant (and can't be tasted anyway) for me.
Interesting possible factoid: According to a Polish ethnographic paper I read some years ago, the whole St Martin's Day holiday was a conscious political decision. The holiday was seen as too connected with Piłsudski who was disliked in Poznan for what was perceived as a lack of support before and during the Weilkopolska uprising.