Next year we’ll eat up Milan.
Nowadays, most of the housewives don’t struggle with baking the dough at home, but I’m pretty sure that everyone has some dry leftover kifli (Hungarian bakery product, size and shape wise similar to the French croissant, but it’s texture is more like a baguette’s), which is ready to be cut into small pieces and served as a delicious meal. Good to know, that poppy seed is higher in calcium than any kind of cheese, also that it’s a perfect substitute for vegans and vegetarians to replace vitamins B1, B2 and B6 which are normally consumed by eating meat.
Now that we heard so much about this wonderful meal I should really reveal the mystery how to prepare it. Every household has their own way to make it: someone covers it with custard, someone serves it in small bowls, someone bakes it in the oven. Personally, I eat it as a quick lunch, so here is the simplest way to make it.
Ingredients (2 adults’ lunch portion and a half to sneak out in the kitchen for later on)
4 bigger or 5 smaller size kifli
150 gr of poppy seed
100—150 gr of sugar (depends on how sweet tooth you are)
Half liter of milk
2 vanilla sticks
Cut the kiflis into 2 cm diameter circles and put them into a bowl. Measure the poppy seed along with the sugar, ground them finely and spread it on top of the bowl of kifli. Cut the vanilla sticks into halves and carve the seeds out, then put the sticks along with the seeds in the milk. Heat the vanilla milk and pour it on the kifli mixture. Stir it carefully to mix all the ingredients and let the kifli soften in the delicious vanilla milk. Finally, after preheating the oven of 150 Celsius, bake the mákos guba for 10-15 minutes in a baking pan (don’t forget to put a cover on the pan otherwise it will dry out!).
After this you just need to be a bit more patient whilst it cools down and then… Enjoy!
Supposedly, it can also be made of dry rolls or bread but to be honest I never tried it that way. However, if there is a volunteer between our lovely readers who wants to give it a go, please don’t hesitate to share the experiences with us.
In summary: please don’t throw your dry kiflis in the bin but recycle them as a delicious lunch next day.
Although mákos guba is not among the contestants, don’t be discouraged from voting for your favourite recipe here to represent Hungary at the World Exhibition 2015!
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Thank you, Judit Zollai, for translating the original article!!