Poppy Seed Cake or Perhaps Pie

mohnkuchen2200A cafe I  frequent sometimes serves possibly the best pie/cake thing on the planet. It’s entirely full of poppy-seeds, not too sweet, not too savory, it has a cake/pie type crust and for the life of me I cannot work out what it is in it. I have scoured Google to not too much avail and the closest looking recipe I have come across is this one:

Recipe for German Poppy Seed Cake

I intend to experiment slightly to get something close to what I really like, the addition of the baked sour-cream layer sounds pretty darn good as well. Shall share success or failure when I get around to it and once I work out what farina is and what I can substitute (Semolina?).

6 Comments

  1. said:

    Stick with Semolina… I’d say it’s a safe and good bet! Save me a slice!

    August 19, 2009
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  2. jimO said:

    please let me know when you crack this little gem and thanx for sharing, I am going to give it a go.
    cheers
    jimO

    August 23, 2009
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  3. I’ve since made this cake. It was fantastic and different but not the same as the one I was trying to replicate… the search continues.

    August 26, 2009
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    October 15, 2009
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  5. April said:

    Bec: where is this cafe? I might have to sample this cake and maybe work out how to make it??

    I love cake. Mmmmm, cake 🙂

    October 15, 2009
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