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Cebularz lubelski

If you ever visit eastern Poland, you should definitely try its local delicacy ÔÇô cebularz lubelski!


First references to cebularz lubelski date from the 19. stoletje. Before the Second World War, more than 25 % of LublinÔÇÖs inhabitants were Jews. Jews first made it from LublinÔÇÖs Old Town, Kazimierz Dolny, and Zamo┼Ť─ç.

Its simple recipe in cheap ingredients were the two main reasons why it became so popular. It was also typical for the people in this region and their diet that was dominated by simple dishes prepared from agricultural crops, kot je cereals, onion, oil-seed plants in blue poppy seed.

We know from LublinÔÇÖs residentsÔÇÖ recollections of the inter-war years that it could be bought straight from the baskets, which street vendors carried over their shoulders. The oldest residents of Lublin recall the pleasant smell in delicate taste of these pre-war baked goods.

European Union and cebularz lubelski

Not only is the recipe important here, but also the standards regarding diameter ali thickness o cebularz lubelski. According to EU law, ÔÇťÔÇśCebularz lubelskiÔÇÖ is a round flatbread, 5-25 cm in diameter and about 1,5 cm thick, made of high-grade wheat-flour dough which typically contains twice as much sugar and margarine or butter as ordinary wheat-flour dough. On its surface is a layer of topping composed of coarsely diced onion mixed with poppy seed, salt and vegetable oil. The topping has a golden colour and a taste and smell characteristic of fried onion. Around its edge is a 0,5-1,5 cm thick dough rim. The rim has a crisp crust that is pale golden to lightly browned. The crumb is pale, soft and slightly moist. The topping imparts an aroma that is typical of freshly fried onion. Wheat bran is visible on the underside of ÔÇścebularz lubelskiÔÇÖ if it has been baked on a bran base.

Moreover, in 2014 cebularz lubelski was registered as a protected geographical indication, which emphasises the relationship between the name of the product and geographical origin. Only 24 bakeries make this unique treat.


Potrebovali boste:

  • 500 g/ 4 cups flour
  • 250 ml/ 1 cup of milk
  • egg
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 30 g fresh yeast (or: 1 package of dry yeast)
  • 2 ─Źebula
  • 3 flat tbs poppy seeds
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 flat teaspoon salt

Dice and fry the onions with some salt. Set aside and mix well with some poppy seeds. It is the best to prepare the filling one day before baking. Combine yeast and sugar; add warm milk and 2 tbs of flour. Mix well, cover with cloth and set aside for 15 minutes for rising. After sieve flour into a big bowl, add salt and an egg. Pour yeast mixture into the bowl and mix all in a food processor using a hook. Add melted cooled butter. Knead until you get smooth dough. If it keeps being sticky, add some flour. Form a ball, place it in a bowl sprinkled with flour. Cover with cloth and let it rise for an hour. By this time it should double its size.[2]

After that knead the dough again in hands on the pastry board. Cut it into 12 parts. Roll out each part into round shape. You can make a delicate hollow in the middle; this would be the place for the filling. Place rounds on the baking tray covered with baking paper. Fill rolls with onions and poppy seed filling, cover with cloth and let rise for another half an hour. Preheat the oven to 180 C/360 F. Brush the rolls with beaten egg and place them in the oven. Bake for 25 minutes.[3]

Smacznego! Do not forget to consume it within 48 hours of being baked.


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napisal jih je ┼╗aneta Oleszko

She holds a MasterÔÇÖs Degree in Applied Linguistics with major in translation and foreign language teaching (English and French). She is now a Schuman trainee in the Polish Translation Unit at the European Parliament.