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12.4.12

POPPY SEED NOODLES - MÁKOS TÉSZTA


I was making kakaós tészta and the dear wanted mákos tészta. Why not, both are simple noodle toppings. Just like palacsinta, everyone wants something different on their noodle. A coffee grinder or seed grinder is a necessary equipment to grind up the poppy seeds. You cannot use poppy seeds out of the bag. You don’t want to cook or soak them for this dish. They must be ground.

broad egg noodles for 4
1 Tbsp butter
1/4 cup poppy seeds, finely ground
1/8 cup superfine sugar

• Bring a 4-liter pot of salted water to a boil.
• Add the noodles and boil until tender, 8 to 9 minutes. Drain.
• Pour the hot noodles though a large sieve and rinse under cold running water.
• Let the noodles drain completely.
• Melt the butter in the pot and return the drained noodles.
• Mix well to coat with butter. Cover and keep the noodles warm.
• Grind the poppy seeds in a coffee or seed grinder and mix thoroughly with the sugar.
• Transfer the warm buttered noodles to a large, preheated serving bowl.
• Sprinkle each serving generously with the sweetened poppy seed mixture.

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