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Classic poppy seed rolls: a delicious twist on traditional sweet breads

Classic poppy seed rolls: a delicious twist on traditional sweet breads

Immerse yourself in the delicious flavors of our classic Poppy Seed Rolls, made with soft, chewy dough filled with a rich, creamy poppy seed filling. These rolls are a traditional favorite, combining the slight sweetness of the dough with the nutty and slightly sweet filling, making each bite irresistibly delicious.

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Why you will love this recipe: These dinner rolls bring a touch of nostalgia and comfort to every bite. The process of making the sponge cake, dough, and filling from scratch results in a deeply satisfying baking experience. The aroma of baking bread mixed with the sweet scent of poppy seeds creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere in your home.

Perfect occasion: Poppy seed rolls are perfect for breakfast, as a snack or as dessert. They are especially popular during holidays and family gatherings, but are also a fantastic choice for any day when you want something special and homemade.

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Decorating Tips: Before baking, you can brush the rolls with an egg wash to give them a shiny, golden finish. Sprinkle with coarse sugar or a light dusting of powdered sugar once cooked and cooled for a decorative touch.

  • Ingredients:
    • For the sponge:
      • 150 ml lukewarm milk (3.2% fat)
      • 4 g of dry yeast
      • 10 g of sugar
      • 75 g of sifted flour
    • For the dough:
      • Sponge cake mix
      • 250 g sifted flour
      • 2 g of salt
      • 1 egg
      • 30 g of sugar
      • 50 g softened butter
    • For the filling:
      • 170 g poppy seeds
      • 350 ml of milk
      • 130 g of sugar
      • 50g butter
  • Instructions:
    1. Sponge:
      • Mix the lukewarm milk, yeast, sugar and flour in a bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit in a warm place for 40 minutes.
    2. Dough:
      • In a large bowl, combine the egg, sugar, salt and sponge cake. Mix well.
      • Add the softened butter and gradually incorporate the flour, kneading until you obtain a smooth dough (5 to 10 minutes).
      • Cover the dough and let it rise in a warm place for about an hour.
    3. Filling:
      • Pour boiling water over the poppy seeds, let sit for 5 minutes, then drain.
      • Add the milk to the poppy seeds and cook over medium heat until the milk is almost evaporated, stirring occasionally.
      • Stir in the sugar and butter, cook for a further 10 minutes until thickened, then leave to cool.
    4. Assembly:
      • Roll out the dough into a rectangle, distribute the filling evenly on top, then roll into a log.
      • Cut into 3 to 4 cm thick slices using wire or dental floss.
      • Arrange the rolls on a baking tray and bake at 180°C for 20-25 minutes.

Enjoy your delicious classic poppy seed buns, perfect with a cup of tea or coffee!

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