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Makovyi Knysh (Poppy Seed Roll)

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Category: Breads, Russian, Christmas

 Ingredients List

  • ---------------------------------ROLL DOUGH---------------------------------
  • 1 pk Active Dry Yeast
  • 1/2 c ;Lukewarm Water, 115-120
  • -Degrees F.
  • 1/2 c Milk; Lukewarm
  • 2 3/4 c Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 4 oz Butter; 1 Stick
  • 2 tb Sugar
  • 1 lg Egg; Beaten With A Little
  • -Water For A Glaze


1 c Poppy Seeds
Milk To Cover The Seeds
1 tb Sugar
2 tb Honey
1 ts Butter
Zest Of One Orange; (Orange
-Color On Peel)
Zest Of One Lemon; (Yellow
-Color On Peel)
2 lg Egg Whites


Dissolve the sugar in the water and milk, then add the yeast, stirring to
dissolve, and let sit for 10 minutes. Combine the flour, butter (which
has been cut into small pieces), and the yeast mixture, kneading until the
dough forms a smooth ball. Or, in a food processor with the machine
running, add the butter to the flour, then add the yeast mixture. Process
until the dough forms a ball, adding flour or milk as necessary. Let rest
for a few minutes, then process 1 minute more. Place in a lightly oiled
bowl, turing once to oil the top, cover and let rise until double in bulk.


Pour boiling water over the seeds, let stand for 5 minutes, pour off the
water and repeat, draining well. Cover with the milk in a saucepan and
bring to a boil, then strain. Grind with the steel blade in a blender or
processor until the seeds release the milk and turn white, then add the
sugar, honey, and butter. Cook in a heavy skillet for 1 minute over high
heat. Cool. When cool, add the egg whites and zests, blending well.

On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough into a long rectangle about
1-inch thick. Spread the filling evenly over the dough stopping 1-inch
from one long edge and roll up, making sure that the filling is sealed
inside. Place on a non-stick baking sheet, seam side down. Bake in a
preheated 350 Degree F. oven for 35 to 40 minutes. Brush with thegg laze
and cool on a wire rack.

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