Easter: Makowiec (Poppy Seed Roll)

Makowiec (pronounced “Ma-KOH-viets”) isn’t, strictly speaking, a holiday bread. But it is a classic Polish dessert b3ec876a90da9bb8980edd2250434fb3_Lor tea bread that is commonly served around the holidays(commonly Easter or Christmas). It is a popular cuisine in other parts of Central Europe, Eastern Europe and in Israel.

TheFreshloaf.com-Almost all of the moisture in this dough comes from the sour cream, butter, and eggs. There is no primary fermentation: it is one rise and in the oven. This suprised me enough that I verified the recipe in 3 different Polish cookbooks. All of them used this same technique.( See Recipe at thefreshloaf.com)

Check out their amazing photography to go along with the step by recipe.