Poppy Seed Babka is a delicious cake, buttery, with crunchy poppy seed. So much easier to make than Poppy Seed Roll, so if you need a change or don’t have enough time, you should try baking Poppy Seed Babka. There is no need to ground poppy seed- isn’t it a perfect cake? It would make each family gathering a special celebration. You can make it for Easter or for a special Sunday dinner.
- half lb and 2 spoons (250 g) soft butter
- 6 tablespoons sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup and 3 tablespoons flour
- 3 tablespoons potato flour (potato starch)
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 cup poppy seed
- half cup milk
Sieve flours and baking powder into a bowl, combining them together.
Place soft butter and sugar in a mixer bowl. Mix it till you get a creamy light fluffy smooth dough. Then start adding eggs – mix in each egg, one by one. Next step is adding flours with baking powder. Then poppy seed and milk. Mix till all makes a homogeneous batter.
Grease the Babka baking form with butter and sprinkle it with breadcrumbs. Transfer batter into the baking dish. Bake Babka Makowa in a preheated oven for about 45 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius (356 F) until a toothpick comes out dry. When it’s done, leave it to cool and glaze Babka with easy lemon icing.
For icing: take one cup of powder sugar and mix it with 3 tablespoons of lemon juice. Pour icing over Poppy Seed Babka immediately and leave to cool.
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