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Warm Poppy Seed Donuts

....will make you happy ;)


20g yeast (fresh)

2 tbsp granulated sugar

1/4l milk (lukewarm)

60g butter

60g powdered sugar

2 pcs yolks

500g flour

1 pinch of salt

40g butter


200g poppy seeds (grated)

150g granulated sugar

2 pkg vanilla sugar

3 tbsp rum

1 pinch of cinnamon (ground)

190 ml milk

1 tbsp honey


Preheat oven to 190°C/375°F

The dough:

Dissolve yeast and granulated sugar in the lukewarm milk. In the meantime, mix the butter, powdered sugar and yolks and knead into a smooth dough with the milk, flour and salt.

Cover the dough and let it rest in a warm place for 1 hour.

The filling:

Combine sugar, rum, poppy seeds, cinnamon, milk and honey in a saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring constantly, then set aside to cool.

Melt a stick of butter. Roll out dough on a floured work surface and divide into 8 equal squares.

Place 1 tablespoon of the filling in the center of each dough piece and close and twist the ends over the filling.

Roll the Buchteln/donuts in the butter and place, seam side down, in the square pan.

Cover the square pan and let the Buchteln rise again in a warm place for 20 minutes.

Bake the Buchteln for about 35 minutes at top/bottom heat in a preheated oven until done.

A story:

Poppy seeds make you fit and have a high content of iron, calcium, potassium and magnesium. In ancient times, poppy seeds were considered a symbol of fertility, luck and wealth due to the large number of seeds. There are about 100 species worldwide.

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