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Seed Rolls | An Easy To Make Recipe

I learnt something new today! Nigella seeds and black cumin are the same ingredient. This means that I now have nigella seeds from the UK, some from Yuppiechef, and another lot from Faithful to Nature. I will have to make a lot more of these seed rolls to use them all up.

Seed Rolls
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It is quite amazing how reliant I have become on spell check. I have never been trained to type and I know my right hand is quicker than my left. My typing speed is seriously quick. But that means sometimes the keyboard has not kept up with me. For some odd reason, the spell check has stopped working on Chrome. I realized this when my grammar police friend sent me a message. She reads my blog posts each morning and lets me know if there are errors. I prefer to type my posts straight into WordPress as I can see the word count as I am typing. But with the spell check not working I am now typing my posts in Word. I know that I am able to spell but that does not mean I don’t make mistakes. Sometimes I hit two keys at once.

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And every now and then I move the keyboard slightly meaning I type an ‘I’ instead of an ‘O’. I made a small mistake when I made these rolls. Due to the rolling technique I used, I did not distribute the nigella seeds evenly. I was quite concerned as Dave is not a huge fan of onions. And every now and then I got a huge onion hit from the seeds. However, he did not mind the flavour at all. And surprisingly, they went so well with the gooseberry jam I made. I tested out my bread stamp for these rolls and I am very pleased with the look. Next time I make these seed rolls I will add the nigella seeds into the mixture before proving.

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Seed Rolls

These savoury seed rolls go perfectly with a tart jam
Recipe Category: Bread
All Rights Reserved: an original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 200 g bread flour
  • 300 g whole wheat flour
  • 10 g sunflower seeds
  • 20 g pumpkin seeds
  • 5 g instant dry yeast
  • 8 g honey
  • 300 mls water
  • 12 g salt
  • oil
  • 15 mls nigella seeds divided


  • Place the flours, seeds, yeast, honey and water into a stand mixer bowl
  • Using a dough hook, mix on a medium speed until the water is combined
  • Add the salt and continue kneading until the gluten has developed
  • Turn onto a lightly oiled surface and shape into a ball
  • Place into a lightly oiled bowl, seam side down
  • Cover with a damp cloth and set aside to prove until doubled in size
  • Turn the dough out and knock back gently
  • Divide into 12 pieces
  • Add 1.25mls nigella seeds to each piece and shape into a ball
  • Place the rolls onto a lined baking tray and slash or stamp if you have a bread stamp
  • Cover and leave to prove until the have risen by 50 percent
  • Preheat the oven to 200° Celsius
  • Toss a few ice cubes into your oven to create steam, and bake the rolls for 20 minutes
  • Remove and set aside to cool on a wire rack


Replace the nigella seeds with poppy seeds if you prefer
Inspiration published on Lavender and Lime March 6:

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I am passionate about using regional, seasonable and sustainable produce when I cook. I live in Gordons Bay with my husband and dogs. Dave and I are busy building a house which is an adventure all in itself. Each year we visit a new place overseas to experience the food of the area. Follow along on our adventures!

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  • I'm very reliant on spellcheck nowadays. I wonder if kids that grow up with it learning how to spell in a different way!

    • It is amazing how many people do not know how to spell given that the computer does it for them!

  • I had no idea they were the same! I knew jeera and cumin were the same but not nigella! These rolls sound so good.

    • I did not know jeera was cumin until we moved here and a Muslim friend gave Dave a recipe calling for jeera. Thankfully our local spice market could tell me what it was :)

  • Did not know that Nigella seeds and black cumin seeds were the same thing, thanks for the tidbit. Your seed rolls look amazing Tandy!

  • These are such pretty rolls and the flavors sound delicious!!

    Ugh imagine life without spellcheck???

  • I had no idea Nigella seeds and black Cumin were the same thing. Thanks for that Tandy! Now I've learned something new too xx

  • yeah I have a freind who used to let me know if there are errors. I created a user account on my wordpress so she could just go ocrrect lol. Did not last long. For some reason wp auto correct on chrome works at home but not on my pc at work. These buns looks great and cool to know about the 2 names of these seeds.

  • Very interesting post! I just love the added kick the seeds and herbs give to breads. Wishing you a super week!

  • Ahhh, strange. In India nigella seeds and black cumin are totally different. Whatever, seed breads are my favourite, so I can tell I will love these rolls too. :D

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