Elizabeth A.S. Brooke

Crafting, traveling and everything in between.


Birthday Bagel

I made 8 poppy seed bagels last night so I could eat one this morning. Today I’m a year older and I wanted something special.

I used this recipe here.

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Poppy Seed Dressings

Update: Whoops! The second recipe is actually a yummy Sweet and Sour Dressing. I’ve added the real Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing below. Sorry!

After posting about my ranch dressing here, a friend asked about the poppy seed dressing.

I actually have two that I use — one a vinaigrette and the other creamy. I use the vinaigrette most often, but mostly because I don’t always have the ingredients on hand to make the creamier dressing.

Here’s both. Enjoy!

Poppy Seed Dressing

1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. dry mustard
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. paprika
1 tbsp. grated onion
1/3 cup vinegar
1 cup salad oil
1 tbsp. poppy seed
red food coloring (optional — I leave this out)

Throw everything in a bowl and whisk together. Or, mix ingredients in a blender. Makes close to 2 cups.

Sweet and Sour Dressing Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing

2 cups sugar
3/4 cup vinegar
1 1/2 tsp. celery seed
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1 cup mayonnaise (I use Miracle Whip/salad dressing)
2 tbsp. mustard
1/2 cup oil
1 tbsp. onion, minced

Mix together in a bowl or blender. Makes a quart.

Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing


1/4 cup cider vinegar
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 small onion
1 1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup mayonnaise (or Miracle Whip/salad dressing)
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. poppy seed

Whisk together or mix in a blender. Enjoy!
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