Šišky S Mákem is a cone of poppy seed potatoes, a traditional Czech sweet dish that is especially popular with children. And while you probably won’t impress your hungry Czech husband with this one, Czech kids will love you for serving this at home. And the preparation doesn’t even take long.
The cones are made from dough made with boiled potatoes, rolled by hand into cute-looking šišky, then topped with melted butter and a mixture of powdered sugar and poppy seeds.
1. Boil the potatoes, peel and grate in a bowl on a grater. Grind the poppies on a poppy grinder. Melt the butter in a small saucepan. Before preparing the dough, we also place a large pan with slightly salted water on the stove, which we bring to a boil. It is important that we have boiling water ready when the cones are ready, so that they are not left standing unnecessarily.
2. Add egg yolks, flour and semolina to the potato bowl. Mix the dough and adjust the amount of flour according to the consistency, which always depends on the age and type of potatoes. The dough should be smooth and not sticky. If we want to be sure, we can cook a small piece of dough beforehand and adjust the ratio accordingly.
3. Sprinkle the work surface with flour. We form two longer rolls of the dough and gradually cut out small pieces from them, which we roll out with our palms into small cones about 5 cm long and about 1 cm in diameter.
4. Boil the cones in boiling water for about 5 minutes. Always catch and taste one test cone before removing all cones. When it is sufficiently cooked, pull out the rest with a perforated spoon.
5.Place the škubánky on a plate, dust with poppy seeds, icing sugar and cover with melted butter. Serve hot.