The poppy seed roll is a pastry consisting of a roll of sweet yeast bread (a viennoiserie) with a dense, rich, bittersweet filling of poppy seed.


It is popular in Central Europe and parts of Eastern Europe, where it is commonly eaten at Christmas and Easter time. It is traditional in several cuisines, including Polish (makowiec), Kashubian (makówc), Hungarian (mákos bejgli), Slovak (makovník), Czech (makový závin), Austrian (mohnkuchen or mohnstriezel), Ukrainian (pyrih z makom пирiг з маком or makivnyk маківник), Belarusian (makavy rulet макавы рулет), Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian (makovnjača), Slovenian (makova potica), Romanian (cozonac cu mac or cozonac cu nucă), Lithuanian (aguonų vyniotinis), Latvian (magonmaizite), Russian (rulet s makom рулет с маком), Danish (wienerbrød, or Vienna bread), and Yiddish (mohn roll).

Makowiec Polish Poppy Seed Roll

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