Old World Poppy Seed Roll Recipe

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Old World Poppy Seed Roll
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  1. Place poppy seeds into a food processor and process until seeds are ground, about 1 minute.
  2. Mix poppy seeds with 3/4 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon melted butter, lemon juice, and hot milk in a bowl; stir to combine. Cover poppy seed filling and refrigerate while making bread (filling will set up and thicken as it chills).
  3. Mix yeast with water and 2 tablespoons sugar in a small bowl. Allow to stand until the yeast forms a creamy layer.
  4. Whisk flour with salt in a bowl; use a pastry cutter to cut 1/4 cup butter into the flour mixture until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  5. Pour yeast mixture and egg yolk into flour mixture and stir to make a soft dough.
  6. Turn dough out onto a floured work surface and knead until smooth and slightly springy, about 5 minutes. If dough is too sticky, knead in more flour, about 2 tablespoons at a time.
  7. Cut dough into 2 equal pieces. Roll each piece out into a 12x16-inch rectangle.
  8. Spread half the poppy seed filling over each rectangle, leaving a 1-inch border. Fold the 1-inch border back over the filling on all sides and press down.
  9. Pick up the shorter side of a dough rectangle and roll it like a jelly roll; repeat with second rectangle. Pinch ends together or tuck ends under to prevent filling from leaking out.
  10. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; place rolls seam sides down on the baking sheet and allow to rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  11. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  12. Beat egg white in a bowl until frothy; brush the rolls with beaten egg white.
  13. Bake in preheated oven until dark golden brown on top, 30 to 40 minutes. Remove from oven and cover rolls with a clean kitchen towel until cool to keep crust soft. Cool completely before slicing.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1602.59 Kcal (6710 kJ)
Calories from fat 732.06 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 81.34g 125%
Cholesterol 163.11mg 54%
Sodium 680.1mg 28%
Potassium 1149.09mg 24%
Total Carbs 188.49g 63%
Sugars 61.67g 247%
Dietary Fiber 28.02g 112%
Protein 40.06g 80%
Vitamin C 2.1mg 4%
Vitamin A 0.4mg 12%
Iron 13.1mg 73%
Calcium 1749.2mg 175%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 335.1 Kcal (1403 kJ)
Calories from fat 153.07 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.01g 125%
Cholesterol 34.11mg 54%
Sodium 142.21mg 28%
Potassium 240.28mg 24%
Total Carbs 39.41g 63%
Sugars 12.89g 247%
Dietary Fiber 5.86g 112%
Protein 8.38g 80%
Vitamin C 0.4mg 4%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 12%
Iron 2.7mg 73%
Calcium 365.8mg 175%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 38
  • 43

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • high fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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