Home » Food & Wine » [VIDEO] Croatian Recipes: Makovnjača

[VIDEO] Croatian Recipes: Makovnjača

Makovnjača (photo credit: Bartekbas)

Makovnjača (photo credit: Bartekbas)

Makovnjača, or Poppy seed roll in English, is a popular cake in Croatia…

Makovnjača is commonly eaten around Christmas and Easter time and is also popular in parts of Central and Eastern Europe, especially Austria and Germany. There are many variations out there but here is a simply Makovnjača that you can make, and you don’t need to wait either for Christmas or Easter! Cake goes great with a glass of milk or cocoa.

Ingredients

Flour – 500 g
Yeast – 3.5 g
Egg – 1
Egg yolks – 2
Butter – 100 g
Poppy seeds – 300 g
Milk – 6 dl
Sugar – 550 g
Rum, – 1 dl
Raisins – 100 g
Lemon

(photo credit: Fini Recepti)

(photo credit: Fini Recepti)

Instructions

1. In a small bowl mix together the yeast, a teaspoon of sugar and flour and half decilitre of lukewarm milk. Leave for 45 minutes.

2. In another bowl now put the rest of the flour, yeast foam mix, 1 egg, a bit of milk, grate some lemon core, sugar and mix together.

3. When the dough is ready take out, sprinkle with flour, place in another bowl, cover and let rest for 40 minutes.

4. Whilst the dough is resting prepare the filling. In a pan boil some milk, once boiling add sugar, the ground poppy seeds and the raisins which have been soaking in the rum. Mix until binds together and then take off heat.

5. On a bench sprinkled with flour roll out the dough. Add the filling onto the rolled out dough and roll it up. Place the Makovnjača into a oven dish. Paste with egg yolk before placing it in the oven.

6. Bake in the oven at 180 ºC for around 60 minutes (once the top has the desired colour cover in toil foil for the rest of the time).

Let cool and dobar tek!

Check out the video below:

Share on:
3 / 5 (1 votes)

Sign up to receive the Croatia Week Newsletter

Related Posts

[VIDEO] Official Croatian TOP 10 Singles Chart

We count down this week’s official Croatian Top 10 singles of the week, according to the Croatian Discography Association’s Top40 list. 10. Mia – Život nije siv 9. Nina Badrić – Dani i godine 8. Vatra – Gorim 7. Jacques Houdek – Kad nekoga voliš 6. Parni Valjak – Opet se smijem 5. Severina –...

Traditional Croatian Hairstyles

By Iva Ralica In an era where pretty much anything goes, hairstyle options today seem endless for women. The latest ‘in’ chic style seems to change faster than ever. But back in the days of our grandmothers, there were not a lot of choices. There were hairstyles which ‘suited’ young girls, unmarried girls, married or...

[VIDEO] Official Croatian TOP 10 Singles Chart

We count down this week’s official Croatian Top 10 singles of the week, according to the Croatian Discography Association’s Top40 list. 1. Nina Badrić – Vrati me 2. Mia – Bezimeni 3. Kedžo & Zsa Zsa – Sve u meni se budi 4. Buđenje – Samo ti samo ja 5. Toni Cetinski – Laku noć...

Croatian Recipes: Punjena Paprika – Stuffed Peppers

Capsicums stuffed with a mix of meat and rice in a tasty tomato sauce, known locally as punjena paprika, is a popular dish in Croatia. Eaten in summer and autumn, the key is to use the Bianca / Babura variety of pepper. Best served with mashed potatoes and a glass of wine. Enjoy. Ingredients (serves 4)...

Favourite Croatian Candies

By Iva Ralica This list is a hard one to sum up. You wouldn’t think Croatia has a great number of really delicious candies, but we do. A number of candies are iconic have been around for over 30 years. Sweet, sour, refreshing – here are 9 Croatian candies which were, and are, part of...

Some Helpful Croatian Slang

By Iva Ralica Learning a new language is never easy, and Croatian is said to be one of the more difficult to learn. OK, so after a lot of hard work you have finally managed to grasp it, and with your new-found confidence you take a seat at the cafe, open your ears and think...