24 December 2011

Kluski z Makiem or Poppy Seed Noodles

Poppy Seed Noodles, or Kluski z Makiem (pronounced Klooskey z Mahk-ee-em) is a once a year dish which takes several hours of preparation and is usually reserved for Wigilia.

If you haven't started soaking the poppy seeds in boiled milk for at least 5 hours (preferably 12) and want to make this dish, there is still a short window of opportunity to do so today.  Or you can use a can of poppyseed filling in place of soaking the poppyseeds in milk.

My Tato told me to inform you that children can enjoy this in small amounts as this makes them sleepy.  Perhaps this is an old fashioned remedy for children trying to stay up late on Christmas Eve to catch a peek at Santa Claus, or Sw. Mikolaj.


1 12 oz. bag of Poppyseeds *
1 1/2 cups Milk or Water
1 cup Honey
1/2 cup Raisins
1/2 cup Walnuts, chopped
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 teaspoon Lemon or Orange Zest
pinch of Salt, if you like
about 3 cups of cooked Kluski (Polish Egg Noodles)
2 tablespoons Butter

In a saucepan, combine the poppyseeds and milk.  Bring to a boil, cover with lid and set aside to soak for at least 5 hours, but preferably 12 hours.

Drain in a sieve.  Grind twice.

You can use a coffee or seed grinder. I prefer to use a mortar & pestle with my kids. 
Just call me Baba Jaga. ;)

In a clean saucepan, combine the poppyseeds, honey, raisins, nuts, extract and zest.  Also, add the salt now, if using.

Heat through and toss with noodles and butter.



* In place of the poppyseeds and milk, you can used a can of poppyseed filling.

You can also add chopped prunes to the dish, if you like.  Also, you can add Almonds with or in place of Walnuts.

I'll add the photo of the completed dish later today, as I won't be combining the dish until just a little bit before serving.

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My Favorite Holiday Memories

1 comment:

Paulina said...

To świetnie, że na blogu promujesz wśród Amerykanów polską kulturę i kuchnię! I piszesz naprawdę ciekawe posty :)