6th BSEC Month of Culture
1-30 November 2022
In Serbia, Makovnjača is a favourite holiday family tradition, as it is typically prepared for festivities, such as Christmas or other winter holidays. In this cake roll, poppy seed paste is placed between layers of dough. Raisins, almonds, honey, and orange peel can be added to it in order to enhance its flavours. Ideally, makovnjača should not be too sweet.
The dessert is characterized by its unique appearance when cut, with the dough and the poppy seed filling winding around each other in a spiral. When served, makovnjača is usually dusted with powdered sugar, and it is often consumed alongside tea or coffee.
This delicious cake can also be found throughout Central Europe, in countries such as Austria, Poland, Hungary and Romania.
Sources/Photographs taken from: https://www.tasteatlas.com/makovnjaca-serbia
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