When you grow up in a Slovak and Ukrainian household, your Winter holidays are filled with Poppy Seed and Nut Rolls. This last weekend, I started to bake pastries for the holidays. I made a batch of cookies and then I made several Poppy Seed Rolls. After I had made the Poppy Seed rolls, it began to seem like Christmas. I have orders from many of my relatives to send them Poppy Seed and Nut Rolls. It is a gift I can give them, that they cannot get anywhere else in the world.
It also brings back memories of my mother and grandmother speaking half-English, half-Slovak, and half-Ukrainian. (yes I know that is more than 100%).
Recently, i found this fantastic Slovak website. www.slovakcooking.com
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