They might look like hamburger buns, but don't let looks fool you.
Because it was ridiculously hot outside, rather than make the traditional round loaf, I shaped the dough into buns and we cooked them on the barbecue.
The poppy seeds are in the crumb as well.
These rolls were baked on the barbecue.
We really should have taken a photo of the crumb once we opened the rolls up. But I'm afraid we were far to busy stuffing our gullets to get the camera out again.
Rye flour has inexplicably become difficult to find in our neighbourhood. My brilliant sister brought us these beautiful bags when she came to dinner not long ago. How thrilled were we?!
Poppy seed bread is terrific with steamed green beans, grilled salmon and green peppercorn mayonnaise. We garnished the beans with summer savoury (there's nothing so wonderful as green beans with summer savoury!) and the plate with lemon thyme and slices of grilled red peppers. I'm afraid that we were so anxious to dig in that we didn't take too much care with the photo... I mean really. Look at what was on the plate! What would you do? Take care with the photo, or put your serviette on your lap and pick up your knife and fork?