Manya’s poppy seed roll
Ingredients for 4 loaf
cake pans, 26 cm:
¾ cup sugar
300g soft butter
50g fresh yeast
1 kg flour
2 cups milk
1.5 cups sugar
½ cup honey
500g freshly ground poppy seed
Lemon zest from 2 lemons
½ cup golden raisins
4 tbsps. Crushed cookies/bread crumbs
Prepare the dough a day in advance.
Using the dough hook on your stand mixer; mix the milk, eggs, sugar, yeast and flour on low speed for 3 minutes, until the dough comes together. Add the soft butter and salt and continue to mix for 2 minutes until incorporated. Increase to high speed and let the mixer work for an additional 8 minutes.
Place in a lightly floured bowl, and cover the dough with a plastic bag and a kitchen towel over night in the fridge.
For the filling- boil the milk, sugar and honey, add the poppy seed and continue to stir on low heat for 10 minutes. Turn off the heat and stir inside the butter, lemon zest, raisins and crumbs.
Let cool completely.
On a floured surface, remove the dough from the bowl and divide to 4 pieces.
Roll out each piece, to a 0.5cm thickness circle. Spread 5 tbsps. of the filling and roll. Place in a loaf pan lined with parchment paper.
Brush with a beaten egg and sprinkle poppy seed for garnish. Let rise for 30 minutes in a warm place.
Bake for 60 minutes in a 170c pre heated oven.
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