Poppy seed is widely used for a variety of sweet cakes and bakes in Hungary and this dish can’t be more simple to assemble. All we need is some tagliatelle or wide strip pasta, poppy-seeds and sugar. The only fiddly bit that the poppy-seeds must be grinded first, it’s quite a different taste from the whole ones that are sprinkled on top of baked goods. I grind the poppy-seeds in a coffee grinder, always together with some granulated sugar otherwise the oily poppy-seed paste would just stick.
Usually the pasta is generously covered with the poppy-seed, even more than on the picture, but it’s of course down to individual taste.
As a rough guide per portion:
- 50g (1.7 oz 3/8 cup) of black poppy seeds
- 50g sugar
- 100g (about 4 oz.) pasta
Cook the pasta according to package instructions, drain, sprinkle the poppy-seed and sugar mixture, combine, serve warm.