Hungarian Poppy Seed Bread Pudding (Mákos Guba)

Updated: Sep 21

Poppy seed bread pudding is a very popular dessert in Hungary. Originally a Christmas dessert in the Central European region. (Poland: In the last decades it became an everyday food item that you can find in many restaurants. As poppy seed bread pudding is very easy to prepare – similarly to the traditional bread pudding – it is frequently served in Hungarian homes, either as a dessert or a main dinner course.

1 Preheat oven to 350°

2 Grind the poppy seeds in a food processor, spice or coffee grinder.

3 Heat up the milk and add the poppy seeds, lemon zest, sugar, butter and the raisins.

4 Bring it to a boil and then set aside to cool.

5 Cut 1/2-inch rings, if using French bread.

6 Put the bread into a big bowl and pour the milk mixture over it.

7 Mix gently but thoroughly.

8 Set aside for 10 minutes and let the bread absorb the liquid.

9 Bake for 20 minutes, until it becomes crunchy at the top but still soft in the middle.

10 Serve with drizzled honey on top. More..!