Mákos Tészta - Slightly adapted and modernized from a passed-down-through-the-generations recipes from many different European countries. One of the recipes can be found on Chew.hu.Presto Pasta Nights, the long-running and very popular Friday night event, created by Ruth of Once Upon a Feast. The round-up will be online presently, literally within minutes of this post. I have the honors of hosting this week.
Serves 4 generously.
1 pound wide egg noodles
1/2 stick butter (4 tablespoons)
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup dark blue poppy seeds (most commonly ground into powder, but I have kept them whole; quite possibly they are available already ground, but I haven't looked for them yet.)
Boil noodles until tender according to package directions. In meantime, melt butter and powdered sugar together. (Usually, the sugar dusts the noodles along with the ground poppy seeds.) Pour into large bowl. Stir in vanilla extract. Drain noodles, then add to butter mixture. Toss to coat well. Divide into bowls. Sprinkle tops evenly with poppy seeds.