Posted by Krista on April 15, 1998 at 03:01:31:
June Meyer's Authentic Hungarian Poppy Seed Moon Cake
4 cups flour
4 Tablespoon sugar
1 cup lukewarm water
2 eggs slightly beaten
2 cakes yeast reg. or dry
1/2 cup soft butter
1 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350.
Crumble yeast in bowl, add water and sugar stirring till mixture liquidifies.
Blend flour and butter with wire pastry blender. Mix well, mix in eggs, salt and yeast.
Mix until dough is smooth and leaves side of bowl clean. DO NOT LET RISE.
Divide into four portions and roll each out in a rectangular shape spread with filling and roll up like Jelly Roll.
Place in greased baking pans. BAKE AT ONCE for about 30 to 45 min. or until brown.
1 pound of freshly ground poppy seeds (finely)
2 cups of sugar
1 cup BOILED milk;divided
1/4 cup melted butter
2 teaspoons of grated lemon zest
Mix filling in bowl using only 3/4 cup of boiled milk...It should be thick. If not spreadable use the rest of milk.
Divide into 4 portions, one for each dough rollup.
Makes 4 cakes.
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