Beigli with poppy seeds

Beigli with poppy seeds

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Dóra Kiss

It's not Christmas without Beigli! Here's the recipe for another traditional Christmas sweet, the roll with poppy seeds.


200 g Mix B - Bread-Mix
100 g Farina
100 g sugar
1 pinch/es of salt
4 g dried yeast
150 g margarine
70 ml milk
1 egg
For the filling:
200 g ground poppy seeds
150 g icing sugar
1 grated lemon peel
a little bit of milk
For brushing:


  • Mix the flour with sugar, salt and powdered yeast, then crumble in the margarine.
  • Add the warmed milk and egg, make a light dough and let it sit for 30 minutes.
  • Mix the ground poppy seeds with the sugar, add some grated lemon zest and enough milk to create a crumbly short mixture.
  • Work the dough again, dividing it into two pieces, then roll these out on a floured surface one at a time.
  • Spread the poppy seed filling onto the dough, fold the edges and roll them up.
  • Brush the outer part with egg yolk and let sit for 15 minutes, then brush it with the egg white.
  • With a fork, make holes on the upper part, then bake in an oven preheated to 175°C for 20 - 25 minutes.
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