1 kg / 2 lb 3 oz flour
1 1/2 cup milk
1 cup sugar
100 – 125 g / 3.5 – 4.5 oz butter or margarine
3/4 tsp salt
30 g / 1 oz yeast
300 g / 11 oz poppy seeds
150 g / 5 oz honey
3/4 cup sugar
Make dough the same way as for “Shanezhki” buns. Prepare poppy seeds separately: out it in a pan, pour over with boiling water, cover and let it stand for 30-40 minutes. Then drain water, squeeze poppy slightly, then crush it in a mortar, gradually adding honey and then sugar, so that the mixture resembles thick preserve.
Roll out the dough into thickness of about 1 cm / 0.4 in, place a layer of prepared poppy on top, even out and roll dough into a tube. Place the roll on a baking sheet greased with butter and put in a warm place to rise; then moisten roll with egg and place in a hot oven to bake for 20-30 minutes.
For aroma, you may add some vanilla or lemon peel to the dough. When serving, slice roll and sprinkle with powdered sugar.