Merry Christmas

IMG_3448We wish everyone a very merry Christmas! This weekend I made a poppy seed strudel for my father´s birthday since it´s one of his favorite treats and also because he doesn´t like christmas bakery that much. This poppy seed strudel tastes amazingly moist and the filling perfect like christmas… a little cinnamon, a little rum and raisins. It might be a perfect christmas holiday dessert or a treat for friends and family while having coffee and tea.

We wish everyone a wonderful, happy and peaceful Christmas.



This is what you will need:


  • 100g poppy seeds
  • 40g sugar
  • 30g butter
  • 40g raisins (additionally)
  • 1 Tbs. honey
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 Tbs. rum
  • 1 tsp. of vanilla
  • 1/8l milk
  • 1 egg for brushing

Combine milk, sugar, vanilla, butter, honey and cinnamon in a skillet and heat until melted. Stir until well incorporated. Add poppy seeds, rum and raisins and stir until thickened. Remove from heat and let cool out.


Yeast dough

  • 25og flour
  • 70g butter
  • 50g powdered sugar
  • 1 package of yeast
  • 1 egg
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 dl milk
  • zest of one lemon

Melt butter combined with milk in a small pot. Meanwhile combine dry ingredients like flour, yeast, sugar, salt and lemon zest. Now add egg and milk mixture and stir using a cooking spoon. Now go on kneading dough using your hands until smooth. Let dough rise, covered with a kitchen towel for about an hour. Then flour your working surface and roll out dough. Elapse filling, turn ends under and roll up the strudel. Let rise for another 30 minutes. Then brush top of strudel with the extra egg and bake in oven for about 20-30 minutes until golden brown (temperature 180°C).







9 thoughts on “Merry Christmas

  1. Dear Nadja and Noemi,
    One magnificent creation after another, you kept our imagination working in 2013.
    I am so looking forward to your 2014 creations.
    Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2014. Hugs, Fae. 😀

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