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Orange scented poppy seed rolls with raisins

Orange scented poppy seed rolls with raisins

Orange scented poppy seed rolls with raisins evoke childhood memories. My mum used to make us poppy seed pastries. She would cook poppy seeds in milk with sugar and I would steel a spoonful of this delicious filling when she would not watch. Or rather pretend not to watch šŸ˜‰

This popular soft pastry is a tradition in Central-Eastern Europe, from Denmark to Russia and all the way down to Romania. My mum (in Serbia) used to make it with milk and butter, but the recipe I propose is adapted to our vegan friends and is as every bit delicious as the original one. Thanks mum šŸ™‚

Serves: 18 rolls. Total time: 2h 30 minutes (preparation 40 min, dough rising 1h 30 min, baking 20 min)

INGREDIENTS (organic and in order of use)

Dough

30g of Fresh Yeast
220 – 250ml of Plant based Milk (I use Oat milk)
50g of Unrefined Sugar
500g of Flour
1 teaspoon of Cardamome
1 level teaspoon of salt
zest of 1/2 Orange
4 tablespoons of neutral Oil (Sunflower for example)
or 60g of Butter if you preferĀ 

Filling

400ml of Plant based MilkĀ (I use Oat milk)
4 tablespoons of neutral Oil (Sunflower for example)
or 60g of Butter if you preferĀ 
200g of ground poppy seeds
70g of Unrefined Sugar
1/2 Orange Juice
1 handful of Raisins

PREPARATION

Dough

  1. Dissolve 30g of fresh yeast in a cup with 100ml of lukewarm oat milk. Let sit 10 min for the yeast to start bubbling.
  2. Mix 500g of flour, 1 teaspoon of cardamome and 1 teaspoon of salt in a big bowl. Make a small well in the middle and pour in the yeast. Mix it in on the surface with flour.
  3. Melt 50g of unrefined sugar in 4 tablespoons of oil. Add zest of 1/2 orange to it and pour itĀ into the flour.
  4. Start mixing the ingredients together adding progressively the remaining 120-150ml of plant based milk.
  5. Kneed the dough manually for about 7-8 minutes forming a soft and slightly elastic ballĀ  (or in a mixer for up to 5 minutes)
  6. Cover the bowl with a kitchen cloth and let the dough rise in a warm place for 30 minutes.

Filling

  1. Pour 400ml of plant based milk in a casserole and start heating at a medium temperature.
  2. Add 200g of ground poppy seeds, 70g of unrefined sugar and 4 tablespoons of oil and bring it to boiling.
  3. Lower the heat to low, add squeezed 1/2 orange juice and a handful of raisins and let simmer for another 10 minutes. Take off the heat and cool.
Soft orange scented pastry with poppy seed and raisins filling. Une viennoiserie moelleuse parfumƩe Ơ l'orange et farcie au pavot crƩmeux et raisins secs.
Soft orange scented pastry with delicious poppy seed and raisins filling.

Rolls

  1. After 30 minutes of rising the dough should (almost) double in volume. Take it out on a floured surface and spread with a rolling pin into a rectangle ofĀ 40x50cm approx. (about 3-4mml thick).
  2. Spread the poppy seed filling evenly all over the dough and roll it lengthwise.
  3. Cut out 4-5 cmm wide rolls and place them in a greased tart baking oven dish at about 1cm distance from one another. Cover with a kitchen cloth and again let rise in a warm place for another hour.
  4. Preheat the oven at 200Ā°C.
  5. The rolls will again almost double in volume filling all the space initially left between them.
  6. Bake them at 200Ā°C for about 20 minutes, until they become golden brown just like in a picture below.
Poppy seed rolls freshly out of the oven. Rouleaux de pavot fraichement sortis du four.
Poppy seed rolls freshly out of the oven.


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