Poppy Seed Strudel / Roll (Kolach Od Maka)

READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
Recipe by Srb719

European sweet treat. Dough rising time is included in preparation time.

Top Review by Natasa N.

Good recipe. 1st time I made it I thought it was too sweet, so 2nd time around, I omitted all the sugar in the dough, except for about 1 tablespoon in the yeast so it could rise. The store bought poppy filling is so sweet, that all this extra sugar is not necessary. Overall I liked it

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In 1 cup of milk that is about 130 degrees F, whisk in 4 Tbls of sugar and 1 package of rapid rise yeast. Set aside in a warm place, covered for a few minutes.
  2. Add only 3 cups of flour first.
  3. Mix in 1 tsp of baking powder, 3 Tbls sugar and 3 Tbls oil.
  4. Add the final cup of flour, if needed. If too much, add the 1-2 Tbls water. Work the dough so that it doesn't stick to the bowl.
  5. Allow dough to rest again, covered, in a warm place for at least one hour, or until doubled in size.
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  7. Divide dough in half. Roll out into a rectangle. Spread 1 can of the poppy seed filling to within one inch of the edges.
  8. Roll the dough, from the longer side. Transfer to an greased baking pan, seam side down.
  9. Beat one egg white and brush on to top of strudel.
  10. Bake 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  11. Repeat steps with the other half of the dough and the other can of filling for the second strudel roll.
  12. If desired, you may ice the strudel by beating powdered sugar, some room temperature butter and a splash of milk.

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