Classic Hungarian Poppy Seed Roll. Authentic Recipe of Klasszikus Karacsonyi Magyar Bejgli.

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“Bejgli”, in English, is often referred to as “walnut roll” or “poppy seed roll” and it is a typical Hungarian pastry in the Christmas season. Its traces can be found in folk traditions as well where the fillings have their different symbolic meaning. The walnut symbolizes protection against hexes while the poppy seeds, which were imported from Eurasia through the Ottomans, mean prosperity. This traditional pastry can be found throughout Central Europe, in countries such as Austria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Romania, and Serbia.


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Classic Hungarian Poppy Seed Roll. Authentic Recipe of Klasszikus Karacsonyi Magyar Bejgli.

Local Recipe Name with Local Characters: Klasszikus Karácsonyi Magyar Bejgli
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— General Atributes of This Recipe:

Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins

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Servings 4 People
Calories / Serving 2179 kcal

Ingredients
 

Dough

  • 550 grams (1.21 lb) Pastry Flour – Fine Flour
  • 150 grams (5.29 oz) Butter Melted
  • 100 grams (3.53 oz) Lard – Fatty Pork Fresh or homemade
  • 60 grams (2.12 oz) Icing Sugar – Powdered Sugar – Confectioners Sugar
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 10 grams (0.35 oz) Fresh Yeast
  • 2 pcs Egg Yolk
  • 100 ml (3.38 floz) Milk Lukewarm

Walnut Filling

  • 300 grams (10.58 oz) Walnut Ground
  • 100 grams (3.53 oz) White Sugar – Regular Sugar – Granulated Sugar
  • 1 tsp Honey
  • 4 tsp Ground Cinnamon Powder
  • 100 ml (3.38 floz) Milk
  • 2 packs Vanilla Sugar
  • 1 pc Lemon Juice
  • Lemon Zest 1 lemon

Poppy Seed Filling

  • 300 grams (10.58 oz) Grounded Poppyseed
  • 100 grams (3.53 oz) White Sugar – Regular Sugar – Granulated Sugar
  • 1 tsp Honey
  • 4 tsp Ground Cinnamon Powder
  • 100 ml (3.38 floz) Milk
  • 2 pack Vanilla Sugar
  • 1 pc Lemon Juice
  • Lemon Zest 1 lemon

Topping

  • 1 pc Egg Yolk
  • 1 pc Egg White Left over from the dough
  • 1 tbsp Milk Optional

Instructions
 

Dough

  • Dissolve the icing sugar in the lukewarm milk and add the yeast to it.
  • In a bowl, add the flour.
  • Then, add the yeast-milk mixture, egg yolks, melted butter, salt, and the grated lemon zest.
  • Work well together with the dough; you need to get a relatively stiff, flexible dough.
  • Cover the dough and let it rest in a warm place while preparing the fillings.

Walnut Filling

  • In a bowl, mix all the ingredients for the filling. Set aside.

Poppy Seed Filling

  • In a bowl, mix all the ingredients for the filling. Set aside.

Assembly

  • Divide the dough into two.
  • Flatten each dough to about 1 cm (0.5 inches) thick.
  • Spread the walnut filling into the first dough and the poppy seed filling into the 2nd dough.
  • Gently roll each dough securing the filling inside.
  • Transfer the dough to a lined baking sheet.

Topping

  • Beat together the yolk, egg whites, and milk.
  • Brush it in top of the dough.

Baking

  • Make sure that the oven has been preheated to 200C (392F).
  • Bake the bread for about 50 minutes or until they are golden brown.

— Specific Atributes of This Recipe:

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Nutrition

Calories: 2179kcalCarbohydrates: 207gProtein: 47gFat: 142gSaturated Fat: 39gPolyunsaturated Fat: 62gMonounsaturated Fat: 31gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 122mgSodium: 308mgPotassium: 1537mgFiber: 37gSugar: 78gVitamin A: 1119IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 1350mgIron: 15mg
Keyword Classic Hungarian Poppy Seed Roll, Klasszikus karácsonyi Magyar bejgli Recipe
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