Have you ever tried sweet pasta? This traditional Slovakian dish is very easy to prepare and only requires 4 ingredients.
We have had a rather, shall I say, interesting couple of weeks here in the UK, and I’ve rather taken my finger off the blog pulse as I’ve been very engrossed in the news and the resultant political turmoil. I make it a rule not to really talk about politics on the blog or my blog social media channels, so it is time to move onto the food, everyone has to eat, and food is, after all is a great unifier.
Poppy seeds are a hugely popular ingredient across Eastern Europe, and I’ve made a traditional Slovakian poppy seed pasta or Rezance s Makom. Here in the UK we really don’t use poppy seeds in our cooking, apart from to sprinkle on top of the occasional bread roll.
Slovakian Poppy Seed Pasta (Rezance s Makom)
- 400 g fresh pasta
- 2 tbs poppy seeds - lightly crushed
- 50 g butter
- 2 tbs sugar
- To serve
- 4 wedges lemon
- sprig mint
- Set the multicooker to the MULTICOOK function, temperature 120C, half fill the cooking pot with water, close the lid and allow it to come to a boil.
- Add the pasta to the boiling water and allow to cook for a few minutes. Once it is cooked it will be paler in colour and float to the surface.
- Drain the pasta, reserving half a cup of the cooking water.
- Set the multicooker to FRY, VEGETABLES, add the butter, poppy seeds, sugar and reserved cooking water to the pot and bring to a rapid boil until the mixture is reduced and syrupy.
- Turn the cooker off, and stir the pasta through the sauce until it is coated.
- Serve immediately garnished with a slice of lemon and a sprig of mint.
Yum! I was surprised to see this is sweet pasta – I lived with some Polish people as a student who were so into poppyseed scrolled bread and got a taste for it but don’t use poppyseeds enough myself
It was so delicious Johanna.
That sounds different, especially for pasta, will give it a try.
It was a wonderful dish.
This sounds delicous we got pasta for dinner tonight but I definitely want try this out atcsome point.
We loved it Joanna.
Dean of Little Steps
That multi-cooker looks fab! Ours is an old one. The pasta dish also looks yummy :)
The Redmond multicooker is just fabulous, so versatile and so compact.
i am a big fan of simple pasta dishes with not too many ingredients and this sounds lovely. I love poppy seeds too and am interested to see how they taste in a savoury dish
I think they would work well in a savoury dish too. I love this sweet version however.
I love the look of this pasta, I have not tried any Slovakian foods before. Thanks for the recipe.
Thanks Anosa, it is a fairly common dish all over Eastern Europe.
That looks sooo delicious! What a fab recipe. That multi cooker sounds good too, how handy!
It is so quick and easy too. I love my multicooker.
Ana De- Jesus
This looks far more promising than our football or political reputation. I like the sound of poppy seed pasta!
Indeed it does.
Fashion and Style Police
I like pasta dishes. I will definitely be trying this recipe. Off to check out the multicooker too.
This is so quick and easy. The multicookers are great. Perfect for small kitchens.
Looks like a delicious dish, I love poppy seeds and never tried it with pasta before.
It was wonderful Joanna and a sweet dish is a nice twist.
I’ve been thinking about buying a multi-cooker and now that I’ve seen this pasta recipe (I love pasta) I’ll need to get one!
You will love the multicooker. Such a great gadget.
This looks and sounds delicious, yummy :) I could just eat some now..
I am a convert to sweet pasta!
This sounds delicious, will have to give this a try
It was amazing, and nicely different.
Multi cookers are so good, I just make a dish to share via the competition! Great looking recipe too btw x
I love my Multicooker, perfect for cooking almost everything.
I did initially read this as puppy ha, that said, it is amazing how a little something can change a dish, this sounds absolutely divine and as a total pasta fiend, it is something I really want to try x
Oh puppy pasta would be so sad! I loved this version. Nice to have something different.
I’ve never heard of having poppy seed pasta. Looks lovely .x
It was delicious!
I found a bag of neglected poppyseeds at the back of a cupboard the other day randomly! Have definitely never used them with pasta but I do like the idea! Worth a shot at livening up my gluten free pasta!
It is a fabulous dish. So simple, but very good.