Poppy Seed Roulette (Пиріг з Маком)
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Poppy Seed Roulette is my favorite dessert. I’m serious, If I could only eat one dessert for the rest of my life, it’d be this one. For me a few poppy seed roulette slices on a plate with a glass of warm milk, is heavenly.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Ukrainian
Serves: 10
  • 1 Cup of Warm Milk
  • 3 Eggs
  • 50 Grams of Yeast
  • ½ Cup of Sugar
  • 1 stick of Butter
  • 3 Tbsp of Olive Oil
  • A couple drops of Vanilla Extract
  • 5½ Cups of Sifted Flour
  • 200 Grams of Butter Poppy Seeds
  • For Covering:
  • 1 Tbsp of Milk and 1 Egg Yolk
  1. ) In a large bowl add warm milk, sugar, and yeast. Then cover the bowl with a paper towel and let the dough rise for 20 minutes. Continuing, add your olive oil, melted butter, vanilla extract, and eggs to the bowl and mix these ingredients together well. Then add your flour.
  2. ) Put your dough on a lightly floured surface and knead it until it's smooth and elastic. Place your dough back into the bowl and cover it with a paper towel, this time let it rise for 45 minutes. Next, split your dough into 2 pieces.
  3. ) Roll out your pieces of dough with a rolling pin and spread butter poppy seeds on top of them. Next, roll them into a roulette shape as shown in the photo. After make slits with a knife ¾ in into the dough, every half inch of the roulettes length. Then use your hands to pull each piece of each individual roulette opposite of the previous and next piece as shown in the photo. This step is optional, but it really makes this dessert look soo much more appealing. Next, preheat your oven to 350ºF.
  4. ) Get a baking sheet and put parchment paper on it and place the Poppy Seed Roulettes on it. Mix your egg yolk and 1 tablespoon of milk and use a brush to spread this mixture on top of both roulettes. Place the roulettes in the oven and bake them for 30 minutes at 350º F. After they cool a bit, place them on a serving dish. I'm glad you learned how to make my favorite dessert and favorite food of all time. I know you'll enjoy it at your next social gathering. Feel free to leave us a question, comment, and check out some of our other recipes.
Recipe by Sveta's Recipes at https://svetasrecipes.com/2018/11/poppy-seed-roulette/