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Carly asked me at the potlach about a recipe for poppyseed roll bread. This link below takes you to the recipe that I used. First you make the leavened bread. I didn't measure anything. I just activated some yeast in milk and sugar with some potato peelings (which seems to help the yeast multiply) and added it to flour which had some baking powder in it and a little bit of sugar. Then I worked it until it looked right and covered it to rise.
I used a mix of rye, barley, whole wheat and white flour (it's what I had) and I think the rye and barley made it take longer for the rising to happen. I think I waited about 5 hours.
The poppyseed filling in this recipe should have oil in it or some type of fat. The one in the link below on slovakcooking.com doesn't have any oil but I feel it's a must. I used olive oil and just added it to the ground poppyseeds (you can use a clean coffee grinder), ground roasted nuts (again, with the coffee grinder), a bit of sugar, a bit of milk, and that's all.
Having a good consistency of poppyseed paste (with oil) makes the loaf heavier and tastier (but I'm sure it could be overdone, just go on what looks right and experiment). Poppyseed bread is all about the oil or fat you place in the poppyseed paste mixture; it leaks into the bread when it bakes, making the bread soft and rich.
Good luck, contact me with your results :-)
LEAVENED DOUGH: http://www.slovakcooking.com/2009/recipes/leavened-dough/
POPPYSEED ROLL BREAD RECIPE: http://www.slovakcooking.com/2009/recipes/makovnik-orechovnik/#mako...
I should also say that you don't really have to measure the yeast. I just put about three teaspoons of bread machine yeast into the yeast-proofing setup with the milk, sugar and potato peel. The yeast multiplies.
I'm also trying to develop a yeast from scratch. I'm trying mine with peach peels and potato peel. If anyone's got useful knowledge or experience to share on this, please do. There's some useful information on this website about creating yeast from scratch: http://originalyeast.blogspot.ca/2008/02/how-to-make-yeast-water.html