Poppy seed roll is my favorite thing from when I was a kid, although in recent years I rarely eat it. As for something I haven't made in a long time, it came out wonderfully, both in appearance and in taste. From this dose I made 2 rolls and I baked them at the same time in 2 long-baked molds. I did one with the poppy seed filling, the other with walnuts filling. I will write the recipe for walnut rolls in addition. The given amount of the filling is for 1 roll, for 2 you will need to double the ingredients or put a filling according your taste.
For the dough you will need:
  • 600 g of soft flour
  • 4 yolks
  • pinch of salt
  • 100 g of sugar
  • 120 g of butter (softened at room temperature)
  • 1 lemon peel
  • 250 ml of lukewarm milk
  • 40 g of fresh yeast
  • butter for coating the molds
  • 1 yolk for coating the rolls

For filling:
  • 300 g of crushed poppy seeds
  • 100 g of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 250 ml of milk
  1. Beat the egg yolks, sugar, butter and lemon bark with a mixer until foamy.
  2. Dissolve the yeast in 100 ml of lukewarm milk.
  3. Gradually add flour and pinch of salt to the beaten egg yolks mixture, add the dissolved yeast and gradually add flour and the remaining milk. Mix with a mixer, and in the end, knead it with your hand. The dough should be soft and not sticky.
  4. Allow the dough to rise for about 1 hour.
  5. During that time, make the filling. With hot milk, pour poppy and sugar and add cinnamon. Mix well.
  6. Divide the raised dough into two parts and roll out thin crusts a floured surface with a thickness of 3-4 mm.
  7. Apply the filling over the entire surface (don't apply it to the very ends, leave about 1 cm margin) and roll the crust carefully into a roll. While wrapping it, remove the flour from the crust.
  8. Put the roll in the mold previously coated with melted butter and let it rise for another 40 minutes. Before baking, coat with mixed egg yolk.
  9. Bake at 180 C degrees for about 40-50 min. If necessary, put baking paper from the top if you see the rolls get color easily.
  10. After baking and cooling, you can sprinkle powdered sugar on top.