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Makowki ( Polish Poppy Seed Bread Pudding)

This is a very traditional Polish dessert. This is a recipe my grandmother got when they lived in Poland for 10 years. We usually have this at Christmas and other special occasions. It’s a fairly rich, potent dessert so if children will be eating this you can leave out the alcohol and use 1 tsp each of rum and almond extracts to give the flavor. It is similar to a tiramisu but we use stale or toasted raisin bread or egg loaf slices. You could probably substitute lady fingers.

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40mins
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directions

  • Prepare a day before because this needs to refridgerate over night.
  • It is sometimes difficult to find ground poppy seeds so I use the poppy seeds, put them in a coffee filter and pour boiling water over the poppyseeds twice, to soften them up, then put them in the food processor, set aside.
  • In a large pot over medium heat bring the milk, cream and butter almost to a boil.
  • While constantly stirring with a wooden spoon, add the honey, rum, amaretto, cinnamon, raisins, walnuts, and almonds.
  • Reduce heat to medium low and let this cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Turn the heat off and add the ground poppy seed, stir twice and let the mixture sit for 10-15 minute( its important to have the heat off because the poppy seeds can become bitter if heated too much).
  • The mixture should be slightly thickened.
  • In a large glass bowl alternate layers the poppy seed mixture and the bread slices, starting with a ladle of the poppy seed mixture and ending with poppy seed mixture.
  • Should be 3 – 4 bread layers.
  • Cover the top with chocolate shavings and almond slices.
  • Cover and put in the fridge overnight.
  • We just serve this out of the bowl like a trifle, it is fairly firm you could probably slice it.
  • Can be served with whipped cream.
  • ( It lasts in the fridge for at least a week).
  • Enjoy.
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"This is a very traditional Polish dessert. This is a recipe my grandmother got when they lived in Poland for 10 years. We usually have this at Christmas and other special occasions. It’s a fairly rich, potent dessert so if children will be eating this you can leave out the alcohol and use 1 tsp each of rum and almond extracts to give the flavor. It is similar to a tiramisu but we use stale or toasted raisin bread or egg loaf slices. You could probably substitute lady fingers."
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  1. Marlitt
    This is a very traditional Polish dessert. This is a recipe my grandmother got when they lived in Poland for 10 years. We usually have this at Christmas and other special occasions. It’s a fairly rich, potent dessert so if children will be eating this you can leave out the alcohol and use 1 tsp each of rum and almond extracts to give the flavor. It is similar to a tiramisu but we use stale or toasted raisin bread or egg loaf slices. You could probably substitute lady fingers.
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