Update date: 14 October 2013

'Makówki cieszyńskie' - Cieszyn poppy-seed dessert


  • 0.5 kg poppy seeds
  • 3 l milk
  • 0.5 glass sugar
  • 35 dag natural honey
  • mixed dried fruit and nuts (packet): raisins, figs, dates, walnuts, almonds
  • 0.5 portion almond oil or several
  • drops of almond essence
  • 2 packets biscuits



Grind poppy seeds as finely as possible, chop dried fruit and nuts (raisins can be soaked the night before). Boil 1 litre of milk. Add the ground poppy seeds and simmer until boiling. Add sugar and honey to taste. Simmer, stirring all the time, and add the dried fruit and nuts. Finally, add 0.5 portion of oil or a few drops of essence. Mix everything. Boil 1 litre of milk in a separate dish and put biscuits in for about 3 seconds (turning over). Layer the poppy-seed mixture with the biscuits in a decorative bowl, pouring milk over every layer. When ready, serve the poppy-seed dessert cold. It tastes best with dried-plum compote.

A typical Christmas Eve dish based on the poppy and groceries.



This meal was prepared by Imko Wisełka Group from Wisła during the 4th “Silesian Tastes Festival 2009” in Pszczyna.