Slovak Christmas Eve Bobalky

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

This recipe came from my grandmother to my mother and me. I always had a hard time finding the finely ground poppy seed that looks black. The stores here have poppy seed but it is not finely ground and it is grey in color. I even tried to re grind it in the food processor to no avail. I decided to try the Solo brand poppy seed. It worked out wonderful and I didn't have to cook it. I also use the frozen rolls instead of baking the braided bread. It tastes the same

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bake the rolls the night before and put aside.
  2. Cut each roll in half and then each half in thirds.
  3. Place the cut rolls in a colander and pout the boiling water over the rolls.
  4. boil the three cups of milk.
  5. add the honey, according to taste
  6. Stir well about 1 to 2 minutes.
  7. pour over the poppy seed and mix.
  8. Add to the Bobalky.
  9. Mix well.
Most Helpful

I haven't made this, but we called this opekansa[sp???]. I haven't had this for many years. My mom used the ground poppy seed. So delicious.

vbak December 03, 2014