Mákos guba - poppy seed bread pudding

Mákos guba (Hungarian poppy seed bread pudding)

This is our Mákos Guba. I don’t know exactly how to say it in english, maybe the “Poppy Seed Bread Pudding” is the translated name.

Mákos Guba is a special Hungarian dessert, made of crescent rolls, poppy seed and milk. Before, I didn’t like this dish. Until one day, Márti (one of my friends) made me her version of Mákos Guba. It was unspeakably delicious, hence I asked her for her ’secret’ recipe and since then I prepare Mákos Guba more often :)
Before sharing the recipe, I would like to say a few words about the poppy. I'm sure there are many people in the world, who are afraid of poppy, because ’Poppy’ is always associated with the opium. I don't understand their worry, because in Hungary we have several national dish with poppy seeds and all of them are absolutely delicious :) Right after eating poppy seeds, my children fall asleep quickly and they sleep so well :) ...but it's not true, I'm just kidding :)
OK, I'll try to continue this post seriously. Well, the truth is, the amount of opiate content in the poppy seeds is not enough to produce a narcotic effect in cooking or consumption.
You may read more information about poppy seed here

Mákos guba or Hungarian poppy seed bread pudding

15 dkg ground poppyseed
15 dkg icing sugar
1 liter milk
4 egg whites and yolks
1 vanilla sugar
10 piece crescent rolls

1. Slice up the dry crescent rolls and place the slices into the baking dish, like how I used to prepare it :)

így készül a mákos guba

2. Put the milk and the poppy seeds in a pot and cook about ten minutes. Add vanilla sugar and icing sugar and mix well.
3. If the milk is lukewarm, add the yolks to the pot and mix carefully. Beat up the egg whites until they are stiff and mix with the other ingredients.
4. Pour the entire mass into the baking dish (cover the crescent roll slices with the mass) and bake over medium flame for about twenty minutes. I like it mostly when it’s already cool down.


Have a nice weekend and Bon Apetit!


Rambling Round said...

It's nice to know that poppy seeds you cook with aren't habit forming! We enjoy a poppyseed cake.