Polish poppy seed cake

    Polish poppy seed cake

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    About this recipe: This traditional Polish cake is rich with poppy seeds and usually served for special occasions like Christmas and Easter, but it's wonderful any time. A shortcrust base is topped with a poppy seed mixture, then glazed. Unique, delicious and quite easy to do!

    Ingredients
    Serves: 15 

    • For the filling
    • 500g poppy seeds
    • 5 eggs, separated
    • 110g margarine or butter
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 3 tablespoons runny honey
    • 3 tablespoons breadcrumbs
    • 2 apples, peeled and grated
    • 1 handful mix of nuts and raisins
    • 1 teaspoon almond extract
    • For the base
    • 225g plain flour
    • 75g margarine or butter
    • 60g caster sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • For the glaze
    • 240g icing sugar
    • 85ml boiling water

    Method
    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Extra time:1day soaking  ›  Ready in:1day1hr30min 

    1. Place poppy seeds in a saucepan, pour in boiling water to cover. Let sit for 24 hours.
    2. The next day, line a colander with cheesecloth and spoon in the poppy seeds. Allow to drain for several hours. Once drained, transfer to a food processor and blend until fine. Set aside.
    3. For the base

    4. Combine the flour, margarine, sugar, egg and baking powder, mix well and knead until a dough is formed.
    5. Grease a 25x35cm baking tin and line with baking parchment. Roll out the dough and place in prepared tin.
    6. For the filling

    7. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    8. Beat egg yolks with margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually stir in the poppy seeds.
    9. Add honey, breadcrumbs, grated apples, nuts, raisins and almond extract and mix well. Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Gently fold into the poppy seed mixture. Spread the filling over base.
    10. Bake for 1 hour until firm. Remove from the oven and cool on a cooling rack.
    11. For the icing:

    12. Mix enough boiling water with the icing sugar to form a smooth icing. Cover cooled cake generously.

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