Cake filling

Poppy seeds filling


Homemade poppy seeds filling is an ideal addition to cakes and pastries. Its preparation is very simple, and also quite quick and not very laborious. This poppy seed filling will definitely work in Christmas pastries such as roulades, buns, cakes and many others.

I start the preparation of the poppy seeds filling by cooking the poppy seeds. These are dry blue poppy seeds, which I pour into a pot, add water or milk and cook for several minutes over low heat. During cooking, the poppy loses its bitterness and becomes moist, which makes it easy to grind it in a grinder.

Along with the poppy seeds, I also pass walnuts and almond flakes through the grinder, and combine the whole thing with liquid butter, honey, sugar, raisins and orange peel. I encourage you to prepare this homemade poppy seeds filling, and below I leave you a recipe for it. I think it will work great during the upcoming Christmas season.

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Poppy seeds filling for cakes

Ingredients for poppy seeds filling.

  • 500 g dry poppy seeds
  • 1,2 l water or milk
  • 100 g walnuts
  • 100 g almond flakes
  • 100 g candied orange peel
  • 100 g raisins
  • 100 g butter
  • 100 g honey
  • 100 g crystal sugar

How to make poppy seeds filling.

Put the poppy seeds in a pot, pour milk in, bring it to a boil and from that moment, cook over low heat for 20 minutes. While cooking, stir the poppy from time to time. Pour the cooked poppy seeds into a fine sieve, then set it aside to cool down.

Grind the cold poppy seeds along with almond flakes and walnuts twice through a grinding machine.

Melt honey with sugar and butter in a pot. When liquid, pour into a large bowl, to which add ground poppy seeds, raisins, and diced candied orange peel. Mix thoroughly.

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Poppy seeds filling

Good to know when making poppy seeds filling.

Dried apricots, dried cranberries and prunes can also be used as additions to the poppy seed filling. You can replace walnuts with pecans, and instead of almond flakes, reach for whole almonds.

You can flavour the poppy seeds filling by adding a few drops of almond oil or orange oil to it.

The given amounts of ingredients yield a large amount of poppy seeds filling, about 1.6 kg in total.

Poppy filling prepared in such a way can be frozen. The cold filling should be placed in a plastic, tightly closed container and put in the freezer. The poppy filling can be kept in the freezer for about three months.

Do you like cakes with poppy seeds? If so, try our recipe for Poppy roll.

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