Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 2 cups boiling water

  2. 1/2 pound blue poppy seeds

  3. 1/2 cup butter

  4. 1/2 cup honey

  5. 2 tablespoons heavy cream

  6. 1 cup coarsely ground walnuts

  7. 1/2 cup golden raisins

  8. 2 teaspoons grated orange zest For the dough:

  9. 1 cup butter

  10. 2 cups sugar

  11. 1 egg

  12. 4 cups all-purpose flour

  13. 4 teaspoons baking powder

  14. 1/2 teaspoon salt

  15. 4 tablespoons orange juice

  16. 4 teaspoons orange zest

  17. 2 teaspoons vanilla

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. For the filling: Pour boiling water over blue poppy seeds to cover and soak overnight. Drain well. Grind finely using the finest blade of meat grinder, a special poppy seed grinder, or a coffee grinder. Cream butter and honey, then add heavy cream, walnuts, raisins, grated orange zest, and the ground poppy seeds. Chill before using. For the dough: Cream butter and sugar, then beat in egg. Sift flour with baking powder and salt. Stir half the flour mix into the creamed mixture. Beat in orange juice, orange zest, and vanilla, then beat in the remaining flour mixture. Chill the dough until firm. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Roll the dough out slightly more than 1/4 inch thick. Reroll the dough scraps if desired. Cut into 3-inch rounds, dot each with a teaspoonful of poppy seed filling, and fold up the edges on three sides to form open triangles. Place on baking sheets and bake until delicately browned, about 15 to 20 minutes.


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