Mohnzelten is a speciality of the Waldviertler region in the state of Lower Austria. Mohnzelten, for picnics and snacks on the road. We have poppy seeds in different recipes from time to time, not just because they’re healthy, but they taste so good too.

Ingredients of Mohnzelten

Potato Dough
  • 300 g boiled potatoes 
  • 500 g flour
  • 250 g butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp cream
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
Poppy Seed Filling
  • 75 g butter
  • 150 g grinded poppy seed
  • 120 g sugar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • some grated lemon peel
  • a dash of rum

How to Make Mohnzelten

  • Melt butter in a pot.
  • Add sugar, honey, poppy seed, cinnamon, lemon peel, rum and stir.
  • Leave to cool.
  • Peel the boiled potatoes.
  • Grate the cold potatoes.
  • Grate also the butter or cut on small pieces.
  • Add flour, eggs, cream, salt and baking powder and knead to a dough. Should be done short and quick.
  • Form the dough to a roll.
  • Cut slices from the dough, press a bit and fill with 2 tsp of poppy seed filling.
  • Press the dough edge together and form to a ball.
  • Flat the balls with your palm lightly. Pierce the top with little holes using a fork.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, overturn the buns and bake again for 15 minutes.
  • Remove and serve.


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