Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 40 mins
Cook 30 mins

A German friend of mine gave me this recipe many years ago. Don't let the ingredients fool you. This is absolutely delicious! And best when it is warm. Pop it into the microwave for a minute or so. You won't be sorry. I use 2 8x 8 pans to make this, and I freeze one for later.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. For the dough, put flour in a bowl, make a well in center. Add 1/2 cup sugar and 1 egg and vanilla. Cut up 1/2 cup plus 1 Tbsp butter and place around edges of well. Start from the middle and knead the dough together until smooth. Place in refrigerator 30 minutes.
  2. Bring milk, sugar, butter, almond paste, eggs honey and cinnamon to a boil over medium heat, stirring continuously.
  3. Add cream of wheat and cook until done, about 5-7 minutes. Stir often Remove from heat, stir in poppyseed, mix well. Set aside.
  4. Roll out 3/4 of the dough to fit 9x13-inch pan, or two smaller ones. Put dough in pan, smoothly up the sides. Prick lightly with a fork.
  5. Bake 10-15 minutes in a 350 degree oven, until done, but not brown. Remove from oven, add poppyseed mixture.
  6. Roll out rest of dough, cut into strips to make a lattice on top of the poppyseed mixture.
  7. Brush lattice with beaten egg yolk, return to oven for 20 minutes, no more. Remove from oven and brush lattice with warmed apricot jam or preserves.