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German Poppy Seed Cake Mohnstrietzel

➡️ Are you looking for the best homemade poppy seed roll cake recipes in 2022? On this page, you’ll discover how to make German poppy seed cake in 15 steps at home (Mohnstriezel). Poppy seed is one of the favorite fillings for cakes in many European countries, so you will find numerous recipes for homemade cakes with this ingredient.

➡️ Among the many poppy seeds cake recipes that I also bake at home, on this page I’m sharing the German poppy seed cake recipe called Mohnstriezel. My easy poppy seed roll recipe helps you make Mohnstriezel, which is a traditional poppy seed roll for Christmas, Easter, and other events in the German style.

➡️ Baking a German poppy seed roll is no more difficult than any other leavened cake, so it’s simple to do for those who have basic knowledge of home baking. Watch the baking video below and learn how to make poppy seed cake from scratch using a German Mohnstriezel recipe!

The Magic Story of Baking German Poppy Seed Cake at Home

Buy some poppy seeds and flour, turn the oven on, follow my recipe carefully, and the magic of baking German poppy seed cake Mohnstriezel begins! Click To Tweet

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What ingredients do you need for German poppy seed cake?

Poppy Seeds

1) 3 cups of all-purpose flour
2) 1 cup of granulated sugar
3) 1 cup of pork lard at room temperature
4) zest from a lemon
5) 10 g/0.35 oz of baking powder
6) 10 g/0.35 oz of dried yeast
7) 250 ml/9 fl oz of cold cow milk
8) 2 eggs
9) 900 g/30 oz of poppy seed filling (bought from the store or homemade – view how to make poppy seed filling at home)
10) 9 tbsp of strawberry jam (optional)
11) some caster sugar for decoration (optional)

How to make German poppy seed cake Mohnstriezel from scratch?

German Poppy Seed Cake Mohnstrietzel

1) put the flour into a larger bowl, then add sugar and pork lard
2) grate zest from a lemon in the bowl
3) put baking powder and yeast in the milk, combine ingredients until everything is dissolved, then wait about 5 minutes
4) in the meantime, combine ingredients from the bowl by rubbing them with your hands just like in the video
5) break and add one egg and the milk into the bowl, then combine again ingredients
6) when the dough is smooth, flour a worktop, place dough on it, and knead it for 1-2 minutes
7) divide the dough into 3 equal parts and stretch them into sheets with a length that fits into the tray you are using
8) place about 1/3 of the poppy seed filling over a dough sheet into a thin layer, just like in the video
9) add 3 tbsp of strawberry jam over the poppy seed layer into a row along the longer edge, just like in the video
10) roll the dough sheet and fillings as tight as possible, then seal the ends
11) place the poppy seed roll cake into a baking paper coated tray, then continue identically with the remaining dough sheets and poppy seed filling
12) break one egg into a glass and beat it up with a fork, then brush the poppy seed cake all over
13) place the tray in the preheated oven at 180 C/360 F and wait until the German poppy seed cake, called Mohnstriezel, is golden on top and sides
14) take the tray out from the oven and wait until the cake is completely cold before slicing it up as desired
15) sprinkle over this homemade poppy seed cake abundant caster sugar (optional)

What is Mohnstriezel?

➡️ The poppy seed roll is a pastry formed of a roll of sweet yeast bread and a dense, creamy, bittersweet poppy seed filling. A paste of minced walnuts or minced chestnuts is an alternate filling. It is common in Central and Eastern Europe, where it is widely baked especially at Christmas and Easter. There are many local versions including the Polish (makowiec), Kashubian (makówc), Hungarian (mákos bejgli), Slovak (makovnk), Czech (makov závin), Austrian (Mohnstrudel or Mohnstriezel), and many others.

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PRO Tips For The German Poppy Seed Cake Recipe

➡️ The German poppy seed cake is very popular in several European countries including Hungary, where it’s named beigli or poppy seed beigli. This cake is prepared, generally, during winter and especially at Christmas, when everyone delights the guests with such traditional poppy seed cake.

➡️ Besides poppy seed filling, this homemade cake recipe can be also prepared with walnut filling to make walnut roll cake or walnut beigli. Walnut beigli is also very popular at Christmas, especially in Hungary, but also in Austria and several Central European countries. There is also a version with chestnut filling.

➡️ The German poppy seed cake Mohnstriezel is served usually plain, as a dessert, but it’s very good along with tea or coffee. Many families serve poppy seed beigli or walnut beigli with a glass of milk at breakfast. This combination is a real pleasure for both children and grown-ups! Enjoy it!


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