Seeni Sambol buns for Sourdough Secrets Demo

I had a wonderful time at Ewhurst Green, talking with a bunch of enthusiastic bakers about my experiences with sourdough.  The Cider and Apple Sourdough was a great success and one of the things that particularly pleased me was my Seeni Sambol bun.

I was at Sri Lanka’s only motorway service station when I tried these for the first time – a thick and very spicy onion relish inside an enriched bread dough.  Very tangy – a really tasty little treat!  Traditionally served with a cup of tea for breakfast or afternoon snack and in this distinctive triangular shape.

Spicy Sourdough Seeni Sambol buns, with lots of chili and red onion, with Sourdough Marmalade Sausage Rolls in the background

Spicy Sourdough Seeni Sambol buns, with lots of chili and red onion, with Sourdough Marmalade Sausage Rolls in the background

 

Thanks to Glenys Griffiths for organising the event and to everyone who came.  Only a few Sourdough Ginger Cookies left on the plate!

One thought on “Seeni Sambol buns for Sourdough Secrets Demo

  1. Valerie Chidson

    hi Phil – came to your demo last Saturday and with your sourdough starter I made a loaf yesterday : triumph! Even, moist crumb, crunchy crust (but not too hard) and it rose slowly but beautifully. Always felt a bit doubtful about sourdough – the feeding, the keeping, the aging (!) – but it tastes absolutely fabulous and I’m now a convert. Had some at lunchtime today with homemade soup – food of the gods…have fed the remaining culture and am about to tackle the ginger cookies recipe.
    Thank you!
    Valerie – oh yes, forgot to say, the Aga was fine to bake the loaf and I used my pizza stone to stand it on (had that in the cupboard for about ten years, unused…till now).

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