COTTAGERS’ POPPY CAKECzech name: Chalupářská maková bábovka
Written by Denisa Nemcova
This is a local Czech recipe from the Liberec Region.
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup poppy seeds
4 Tbs honey
2 tsp vanilla sugar
1 lb and 3 Tbs unsalted butter
1/2 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1 cup all-purpose flour
5 tsp baking powder
4 Tbs heavy whipping cream
salt and nutmeg to taste
Preheat oven to 300F. Butter and flour a 9×5 inch pan.
Finely grind the poppy seed (you can use an electric coffee or spice grinder). Put the finely ground poppy seed into a pan with the milk and simmer over medium heat. Add honey, grated nutmeg, and vanilla sugar. Stir occasionally.
In a separate bowl, mix the butter, sugar, a pinch of salt, and the eggs. Mix flour and baking powder in a separate bowl and then add them to the egg mixture. Pour in the cream and stir until fully incorporated.
Pour half of the cake mix into the prepared pan. Add the poppy mixture into the center and top with the remaining batter. Bake for 40-45 minutes.