Poppy Seed Cake with Egg Glaze

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Total time: 1 hour

For the yeast dough:

For the poppy seed mixture:

For the curd mixture:

For the egg glaze:


First prepare the yeast dough for the poppy seed and curd slices. For the yeast dough, dissolve the yeast in the lukewarm milk and knead together with the other ingredients to a smooth yeast dough, then let it rise for about 30 minutes.

Knead again and let rise for another 30 minutes. For the curd mixture, mix the curd together with 150 g sugar and 3 whole eggs until smooth.

For the poppy seed mixture, boil the milk, stir in the poppy seeds and sugar. Let this mixture simmer for a few minutes and then stir in the almonds. Then stir 1/3 of the curd mixture into the poppy seed mixture and set both mixtures aside for later.

For the egg glaze, first prepare the custard. To do this, stir the pudding powder with 100 ml of milk until smooth, bring the remaining 200 ml of milk to the boil, stir in the pudding powder, let the pudding boil down for about 1 minute and stir in the sugar.

Allow the pudding to cool, stirring repeatedly until smooth. Meanwhile, separate the 4 eggs. Stir the butter into the cooled pudding, then stir the yolks into the pudding mixture one at a time.

Beat the egg whites together with 1 pinch of salt to a beaten egg white and fold this into the pudding mixture. Grease and flour a baking sheet, preheat the oven to 200 °C.

Roll out the yeast dough to the size of a baking sheet (approx. 30 cm x 40 cm), also making sure that the dough can be pulled up at the edges. Prick the dough several times with a fork.

Let the dough rise for about 15 minutes. First spread the poppy seed mixture on the yeast dough, then spoon the curd mixture on top and smooth it down.

Finally, spread the egg glaze over the curd mixture. Bake the cake for about 15 minutes at 200 °C, then reduce the temperature to 170 °C and continue baking for about 40-45 minutes.

If the poppy seed curd slices brown too quickly, you can cover them with aluminum foil 10 – 15 minutes before the end of the baking time.

Preparation Tip:

If you like, you can sprinkle the poppy seed topping slices with powdered sugar before serving.

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