The most distinguished place in the order of the main Christmas dishes, along with the roast turkey, is taken by the rich marbled Walnut and Poppy Seed Milk Bread (or Walnut and Poppy Seed Rolls?) Whether they are made of short of pastry or simple raised dough, whether the filling is rich or more modest, they are always the pride of the Hungarian hostess, even if she herself has not made them, but only ordered them from a confectioner.
A certain silent competition starts at this time of year among housewives, especially concerning walnut rolls (Poppy Seed Rolls have only secondary importance), and the guest, should he come for an elevenses, dinner, high tea or supper, invited or uninvited, hungry or full, will not escape his fate. He has to taste the roll and give his opinion, which must, of course, be only the best. The adjectives he uses must never be lower than phenomenal or he is liable to fall out of grace with the lady of the house for ever. You can find 4 special recipe for Christmas Walnut and Poppy Seed Milk Bread, in possesion of which you may enter the Christmas competition full of confidence.
Wallnut and Poppy Seed Milk Bread (Gourmet's version)
Wallnut and Poppy Seed Milk Bread (Version 1 with sour cream)
Wallnut and Poppy Seed Milk Bread (Version 2 with flour only)
Wallnut and Poppy Seed Milk Bread (Version 3 the simplest)