Friday, October 22, 2010

Poppy Seed Buns


This past week, I made some poppy seed rolls from poppies grown in our flower bed. We clearly had eaten much of this roll before I got around to taking a picture of it. It just was that good. I decided to make this recipe because it used the most poppy seeds of the recipes I had found. We still have a few more cups of seeds in the freezer, thanks to resident-lawnmower-man's fastidious poppy-seed-picking in the last few years. P. somniferum makes a generous amount of seeds, and collection is quite easy. I find it interesting that different color flowers make different colors of seeds, all in shades of grey to black. Most of all, the taste of the seeds was fantastic! The other flowers may have the looks, but these ones pack the flavour too!

4 comments:

Clayton said...

Looks very tasty. I did not collect seed this year but I think we will have a good population of plants to pick from next year.

Rosey said...

I never tasted a fresh poppy seed. What a delicious looking bun.

doreen said...

what kind of poppies were these?
Could one eat seeds from iceland poppies?

Gardenista said...

Iceland poppies would not be edible, that I know of. These are Papaver somniferum (opium poppies, aka breadseed poppies). They are very tasty.