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Poppy seed cakes are usually made for Christmas in Lithuania. Poppy seeds have always brought me some festive feelings, either they are lightly sprinkled on baked apples, or mixed in Christmas Eve cookies Kuńćiukai that are served with so called poppy seed milk. Eating poppy seeds brings a smile on my face each time I eat them. Just imagine the smile with poppy seeds in between your teeth. It used to be hilarious when we were kids. Even yesterday when I made this cake with a friend, the first thing we did after taking a bite was showed our huge smile. Indeed, poppy seeds can brighten Christmas spirit and make your days marrier! Yes, Christmas is just round the corner!

Poppy seed cake

( serves  9-10)


What you need:

100 ml lukewarm milk

150g melted butter

3 eggs

7 g instant yeast

400g flour

5 tbsp sugar

1 tsp salt

10g vanilla sugar


160g poppy seeds

60g almonds, chopped

100g melted butter

 4 tbsp honey

1 egg for brushing

some powdered sugar


What you have to do:

Mix milk with butter and eggs. Add instant yeast, sugar, vanilla sugar and flour. Mix the dough well and knead for a few minutes until smooth. Transfer the dough into a bowl and cover with clingfilm. Put it in a warm place and let it raise for 1 hour. It should double in size.

In a bowl mix, poppy seeds, finely chopped almonds, honey and melted butter.

Roll out the dough into a rectangle. Spread the filling and roll it into a log, then combine the ends to make a round circle. Transfer it on a baking seet lined with some parchment paper. Leave it to raise for 15 minutes.

Preheat the oven up to 180C.

Brush the cake with some beaten egg. Bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes until the cake is golden brown.

When it is baked, remove from the oven and cool a bit. Then sprinkle with some powdered sugar.


Serve and enjoy!


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