Using Poppy Seed

Discussion in 'Food & Drink' started by J J Janousek, Mar 13, 2007.

  1. J J Janousek

    J J Janousek Member

    Can it be used without having a special poppy seed grinder.
    I want to make Makovy [poppy seed] kolache & I don't have a grinder & don't know to buy one.
  2. Polednikova

    Polednikova Well-Known Member

    I don't think so, other than to scatter on egg-washed bread rolls before baking, but I posted something about this a few weeks ago and was told that you can use the coffee grinder attachment of a mixer.
  3. Saintdennis

    Saintdennis Member

    What you do is put poppy seed in pan with the milk and cook it for few minutes and then grind then in food processor or blender.Do not use too much milk just a little.

  4. Petronela

    Petronela Well-Known Member

    I just use old fashioned manual coffee grinder, works just fine and same as with “real” poppy seed grinder I always end it with grinding sugar to “clean” it. At least that’s what I remember my mom doing with hers so I do it too. :)
    Powered coffee or spice grinder may work also, not sure, but I would worry it may dry out the poppy seeds.
  5. Saintdennis

    Saintdennis Member

    you can buy one on line just go to and type poppy seed grinder and I saw one from Czech Repubilc.

  6. Irena M

    Irena M Well-Known Member

    I use my electric herb grinder, which is pretty much a coffee grinder.
  7. wer

    wer Well-Known Member

    What about the traditional way known even to small children?

    Tluču, tluču mák,
    ale nevím jak.
    Povězte mi panímámo,
    jak se tluče mák.
    Takhle takhle tak,
    tak se tluče mák.
    Na ty dobré koláče,
    které máma upeče.

    In other words, you can use mortar. :wink:
  8. Ctyri koruny

    Ctyri koruny Well-Known Member

    Sounds like a great name for a rock group!
  9. Irena M

    Irena M Well-Known Member

    It does, doesn't it! :D
  10. DanielZ

    DanielZ Well-Known Member

    If all else fails... use "Solo" brand canned poppy seed, found in the baking section of your grocery store.

    I use it when I have little time... and guess what... Czechs I have fed my kolache have said, "This poppy seed filling is just like mom's!"

  11. The Animal

    The Animal Well-Known Member

    Just don't eat too much poppy seed. Even though they are dobrě, it will show up in a drug test. :wink: I have seen that happen before.
  12. Alexx

    Alexx Well-Known Member

    I have seen it in Mythbusters show. Even amount like this show up on a drug test:

    Imagine what would regular portion of traditional czech "nudle s mákem" (pasta with poppy seed) do :):

  13. J J Janousek

    J J Janousek Member

    Where might I find a recipe for nudle s mákem? I've never heard of it, and it looks delicious!
  14. Alexx

    Alexx Well-Known Member

    You boil any pasta, and add grinded poppy seed and sugar :) as seen on picture above. As simple as that.
  15. Jana

    Jana Well-Known Member

    Besides poppy seed and sugar, do not forget to put some melted (unsalted) butter on your noodles (or linguini), otherwise you will choke on them :wink: .
  16. Irena M

    Irena M Well-Known Member

    Poppy seed houska! I haven't had one in years....
  17. Alexx

    Alexx Well-Known Member

    Hehe I just ate two of them :).

    Sure, melted butter should be added.
  18. Petronela

    Petronela Well-Known Member

    OMG Alexx
    now I'm hungry
    I know what I'm making this weekend lol

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