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Poppy Seed Roll

Nice little treat for a morning or afternoon break. The lemon glaze adds a zesty flavor. If you don't like lemon, is there anyone who doesn't? You can skip the lemon and make a vanilla glaze.
This sweet bread is also excellent for toasting or for french toast.

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons yeast
  1. Heat milk and butter until very warm, add sugar, and salt. 
  2. Whisk beaten eggs and vanilla, add to milk and butter mixture. 
  3. Stir in flour and yeast, adding 2 cups of the flour at once, then add the rest 1/4 cup at a time until dough is smooth and not sticky. Knead for 5 minutes.
  4. Place in greased bowl and let rise until doubled in bulk.
  5. Roll out as for cinnamon buns.
  6. Spread on filling which has cooled.
  7. Roll up starting at the wide end, sealing edges and ends.
  8. Place sealed side down on a parchment lined cookie sheet. 
  9. Allow to rise until almost doubled in bulk, approximately 30 minutes.
  10. Bake in a 350ยบ oven for 25 to 30 minutes.
  11. Cool and drizzle with glaze.
  • 1/2 cup 10% cream
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup poppy seeds
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. In a saucepan, bring cream, sugar, and poppy seeds to a boil.
  2. Mix in beaten eggs slowly,  whisking constantly until well combined,
  3. Cook 5 minutes over medium heat or until thickened. Stir in vanilla.
  4. Cool.
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • Juice of one medium lemon
  • Whisk until smooth.


  1. Thank you for the inspiration today,my Dad is coming to visit this afternoon and the baking cupboard is a bit bare today.I have everything to make this.I am sure my Dad will love it.

  2. Oh yum...I make Judy's lemon poppy seed bundt cake quite often, and I'm eager to try this recipe! One the yeast rapid rise or regular traditional? Thanks, and have a wonderful, sunny day!

    1. I use instant yeast which I think would be the same as rapid rise.
      It is a sunny day here, hope you have the same!

  3. Mmmmmm - sounds wonderful! I like the idea of using left-overs if there are any, for making french toast! Thanks Betty!

    1. We did have leftovers, I made french toast and it was so good!

  4. I made this over the weekend and it was really super!!! Thanks for the recipe!!


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