Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Poppy Seed Bun

Ever since I learned how to make my own homemade bread, I have not stopped baking them :) reasons being homemade ones taste better and I can have more healthier ones .  I love making them as they present a sort of therapy for me, I find that it is relaxing for me. The joy seeing it proofing and the smell of freshly baked breads is a form of  aromatherapy for me :)  I don't know why but it is really good for me. I love the smell and when the buns turned out great....that joy , I can tell you , money cannot exchanged for it :)   I know at times I am long winded but seriously, making bread has a  therapeutic effect on me and I find it soothe my soul whenever I am stressed over my work project.  For me Stress equals to Buns  LOL! 

I have a bottle of kumquat compote in the fridge and I turned them into jam for my freshly baked Poppy Seeds buns.  I used the same dough recipe which I made recently for the Corn & Bacon Rolled Bread, for these cute little Poppy Seed Buns.  Instead of rolled bread, I made them into small buns and laced them with poppy seeds.  I know when you hear poppy seeds - you would say  " what ! poppy seeds - heroin "   , but I assure you that it is highly nutritious and is highly recommended to pregnant mothers and  new mothers. 
Poppy seed is an oilseed obtained from the opium poppy. The tiny kidney shaped seeds have been harvested from dired seed pods by barious civilizations for thousands of years.  And these seeds are used, whole or ground, as a ingredient in may foods, and they are pressed to yield poppyseed oil.  The most desirable come from Holland and are a slate-blue color. The color of poppy seeds is important in some uses.  White poppy seeds are preferred if used as thickeners.  In cakes and bread, black poppy seeds are preferred for maximum impact.   They are normally used to laced on bagels, hamburgers bun and bread for extra crunchy.

I laced them with poppy seeds for extra crunchy and 
the fact that they are nutritious for our body :)

they look great with covered with the poppy seeds 
they looked appealing ...don't they :)

the seeds  are crunchy and gives character to the bun

they look good especially served them in a white towel

every bite of this poppy seed bun,
 comes with a burst of this delicious 
homemade kumquat jam ...... 
seriously, I don't mind having them every morning !

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  1. I have turned lazy nowadays, keke.
    Been buying bread.

  2. I agree with you completely. Bread making is addictive. You poppy seeds bread must have tasted awesome.

  3. I think poppy seeds are banned in S'pore. Aunty Yochana had the Narcotics officers visited her, when she posted a recipe using poppy seed.

  4. Wow! can get high eating so much poppy seeds? lol! Looks yummy!

  5. Wendy...me too when the lazy bug attacked...no baking and no cooking too :)

    Veronica....yea, they gave the bun a crunchy crust...love it ! :)

    Anon...yea I read about Aunty Yochana but over here in , Poppy seeds are not banned :) so we get to enjoy it first before the Govt changed their mind :p

    Jeannie....haha, yea ..no wonder our heads went shaking non stop...just kidding ...the poppy seeds gave the bun a nice texture and it bursts in our mouth :) awesome on the bun!

  6. i just made some buns today too..but it was quite a time consumimg one. YOu reminded m eto i need to make some kamquat compote soon!

  7. Wow, so much poppy seeds. Bet the bun must be very crunchy!

  8. The buns looks professional!

  9. Hi hi, where can you buy poppy seeds in Malaysia? I am interested to try its taste.

  10. Lena....you should try the artisan bread in 5 minutes method...very easy. You can have bread in just 30 minutes ! :)

    Cheah....yea, crunchy :)

    Lorraine...thank you :)

    Kym Kym....it is not banned in Malaysia so I guess any shop selling baking ingredients will have them. I bought mine from ' Yummy Kitchen Bake & Dine, 21, Lorong Tmn Ipoh Satu, Tmn Ipoh Selatan,31400, Ipoh.
    Tel: 05-5499677 And you can log in to their facebook - yummykitchen.my

  11. Your buns look wonderful! You are right about making bread, there's "a feel good happiness" about successful bread making! Your kumquat jam looks really good!

  12. Elin, those poppy buns are gorgeous, esp. if you serve them with kumquat jam. Exquisite!

  13. Joyce.....thanks, the kumquat jam is delicious. Goes well with the poppy buns:)

    Angie...yea, the jam is so fragrant and it really compliment the buns:)