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TeresaB



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Post Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 2:09 pm      Post subject: Has anyone this recipe please?
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When we visited Poland in the 1960's, my grandmother used to bake something we called"poppy seed cake". She used to grind poppy seeds several times and bake them in a cake. The cake was layered with cake mixture and poppy seeds giving it a marbeled effect. It was so delicious! My mother brought the recipe back to England but never made it and of course the recipe got lost sometime down the years. I would love to bake this cake for my family and would appreciate a copy of the recipe.
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Post Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:41 am      Post subject: Poppy Seed Roll
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Theresa,

I did a quick search on Google and came up with quite a few search results. Looking through some of them I found these that looked interesting:

http://www.thefreshloaf.com/recipes/makowiec (this one has pictures!!)

http://www.polish-recipes.com/recipes.php/40/Polish-Makowiec-%28Poppy-Seed-Cake%29/Dessert/

http://www.annamariavolpi.com/makowiec.html (this one has pictures also)


They probably won't compare to what you remember but they will give you a starting point . . .

Bob
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TeresaB



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Post Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:27 am      Post subject:
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Bob, thank you so much! My grandmother only used poppy seeds, no other fruit and the poppy seeds were definitely layered in cake mix not dough with a lovely strong taste of vanilla. It may have been her own recipe developed over years. I am definitely going to try at least one of those recipes though as they look so delicious!!!
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Post Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 4:39 pm      Post subject: Poppy seed cake
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Hello Theresa,
Your grandmother's poppy seed cake sounds delicious. The part about the swirls of poppyseed in the cake mixture and the lovely strong taste of vanilla .... I'm hooked now!!

If you manage to find the recipe could you please share it with me? Thanks, Ted.

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TeresaB



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Post Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 4:51 pm      Post subject:
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Ted, I am still combing the internet and am also going to make phone calls to some Polish friends and see if they know what I mean. I will let you know if I manage to track down this elusive recipe Exclamation
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Post Posted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 11:11 pm      Post subject:
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Hi Theresa,
Are you looking for Tort Makowy? It has several layers of cake and layers of poppy seed filling. It looks like this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3185166045
http://aliner.blox.pl/resource/Tortmakowyzkrememzbialejczekolady1.html

Or are you looking for Makowiec, which is like a nut roll?
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Makowiec.jpg

Both look really yummy! I found several recipes for the torte when I googled POPPY SEED TORTE. I have had poppy seed roll, but never had the torte. I think I'm really missing out on something here!
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Post Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:19 am      Post subject:
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Oh Shellie, it's nearly lunch time here and I regret opening those links! My mouth is watering like crazy! The torte looks so good!!!!! Very Happy Thank you for those but they are still not the right ones. My grandmother's cake has no frosting on or in it. She just layered a cake mixture with poppy seeds and cooked it in a pressure cooker. Perhaps it was her own variation of one of these. I think I shall be baking a different version of this cake each week for the next six months. Thanks for taking the time to find these for me Very Happy I had better have something to eat now before I start listing the ingredients. Razz
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Post Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:29 pm      Post subject:
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I have Busia's "Angel Food Cake" and "Sunshine Cake (spongecake)" recipes. Will share and am looking for a meatloaf recipe.

Busia's meatloaf was dense, almost like lunchmeat with several eggs, and very few air pockets. I didn't write this down the day she showed me how Sad Hopefully someone has something similar...
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Post Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 4:23 pm      Post subject:
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Does anyone know of Linden Tea, from a Linden tree? How do you make it, and what is it good for?
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Post Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:41 pm      Post subject: Linden tea
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valpomike wrote:
Does anyone know of Linden Tea, from a Linden tree? How do you make it, and what is it good for?


I had a tree in the front yard of my rental, when one day an elderly Polish gentleman who was taking a walk in the neighborhood, knocked on my door. He wanted to know if it would be all right to pick some blossoms. I said he could have as much as he wanted, anytime, and later, I picked some too.

I spoke with my Dad about this, and he said he grew up with one in his backyard. His parents were from the old country, and linden tea was commonplace. From my experience, just be careful of the honeybees!


The following was also found on the internet:

"Linden tea can be made by infusing about a handful of flowers in a 250 ml cup of hot water. Let the mix stand for about 5 to 7 minutes.

Linden tea is a pleasant-tasting drink but should not be used for long periods of time as excessive amounts may cause damage to the heart. The tea should also not be taken within 2 hours of taking vitamins or supplements as it may interfere with the body's absorption of minerals from the vitamins.

The following are the health benefits attributed to linden tea: May help stop headaches, combat indigestion and diarrhea, relieve tension and anxiety, calm restlessness and sedate the nerves.

Linden tea may have some beneficial effects for those suffering from high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis, palpitations and heart diseases. It may help induce perspiration and sweating, alleviate fevers, colds and cough, may help relieve sore throat and colitis."
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Post Posted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:31 am      Post subject:
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How can I start a Linden tree, from seeds I received from Poland?
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Post Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 7:04 pm      Post subject:
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Shellie wrote:
Hi Theresa,
Are you looking for Tort Makowy? It has several layers of cake and layers of poppy seed filling. It looks like this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3185166045
http://aliner.blox.pl/resource/Tortmakowyzkrememzbialejczekolady1.html

Or are you looking for Makowiec, which is like a nut roll?
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Makowiec.jpg

Both look really yummy! I found several recipes for the torte when I googled POPPY SEED TORTE. I have had poppy seed roll, but never had the torte. I think I'm really missing out on something here!


Makowiec is really popular during the holidays. That could be what you're looking for.
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