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If you want to make yourself a decadent and rich treat, then try this Plaited Poppy Brioche Crown recipe that serves one. It takes 80 minutes to prepare, so it is a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon cooking in the kitchen. Feel free to double the recipe so you can enjoy this sweet and rich treat with a loved one. This hearty dish is a perfect palate pleaser. Happy cooking!


  • 25 grams fresh yeast
  • 130 milliliters milk (warm)
  • 40 grams sugar
  • 60 grams butter (soft)
  • 400 grams flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk (for gilding)
  • 1 tablespoon milk (for gilding)
  • 60 milliliters milk
  • 125 grams ground poppy
  • 25 grams softened butter
  • 40 grams sugar
  • 1 lemon juice
  • powdered sugar


  1. In a bowl, crumble yeast, add a little milk (1or 2 tablespoons) to dilute it, with a teaspoon of sugar.
  2. Mix, and let it stand for 5 minutes.
  3. Pour in food processor bowl with butter, flour, and eggs.
  4. Mix dough for 5 to 7 minutes to obtain a uniform ball of dough. Cover the bowl with a dry cloth or plastic film. Let rise for 45 minutes, in a warm place, free of drafts.
  5. Bring milk to boil in a saucepan. add ground poppy. Let stand for 10 minutes.
  6. Mix butter and sugar, and then add the egg. Add to milk mixture. Stir, and set aside.
  7. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  8. Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface to form a rectangle 35 x 40 centimeters. Use a knife or a spoon to spread and cover dough with poppy mixture.
  9. Roll dough tight (like a jelly roll). Cut roll in half, and wreathe the 2 parts together. Cut the 2 ends to get a clean edge and gather them to form a crown.
  10. Brush with egg yolk diluted in 1 tablespoon of milk.
  11. Bake for 30 minutes until golden.
  12. Remove from oven. Cool.
  13. Prepare icing by mixing lemon juice and powdered sugar (amounts depend on desired consistency).
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Myra M. 30 Jun 2015
While the taste is amazing, the presentation is even better. I love making this around the holidays. I don't always use walnuts though, I change the nuts around for different flavors.