January 22, 2012


sunday treat

* 500g (1.1 lb) wheat flour
* 2 tablespoons dry yeast
* 50g (4 tablespoons) sugar
* 1 vanilla bean
* pinch of salt
* 2 eggs
* 1 egg white
* 250ml (8.5 oz) whipping cream - warm to touch

* 250g (0.5lb) poppy seeds stuffing or 2 handful raisins - as you like

* 1 egg yolk + milk for glazing

* sift flour and carefully add yeast * add remaining ingredients (except egg yolk and milk!) * mix together gently * knead for about 5 minutes * leave to rest at a warm spot until dough has doubled in size * knead again for a moment and shape as you like (here I added the poppy seeds) * let rest at a warm spot for another 30-40 minutes * mix egg yolk with a spoon of milk and brush the dough * bake at 160-170 C (320-340 F) for about half an hour or until golden brown


more sunday treats here


  1. Looks devine... I love poppy seed cake, which I mostly discovered while living here. I could imagine that poppy seeds in bulk might be a little harder to come by in the U.S., or at least a little more expensive, but so totally worth it.

    Viele Grüße aus Hamburg!

  2. Thanks Allison, you're right. Fortunately we have quite a German community here in Seattle and tiny stores selling these ordinary though special ingredients - to special prices ;)

  3. hmmm....ich liebe mohn!!!
    perfekt für mich also.

    liebe grüße, doro K.

  4. Dann komm doch mal vorbei, Doro! ;)

  5. danke für deine lieben worte! - grüße susanne