Sardine Buns for Breakfast and Brunch

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A simple and quick breakfast or brunch to prepare. Sardine buns is a combination of mashed canned tomato sardines with chopped onions and red chilies. Toasted ready made buns smells great with sardine fillings.

Tasty Toasted Sardine Buns

This is a simple Sardine Bun that I had made today for breakfast.

Buns are suitable for breakfast, brunch, light teatime snack and even supper.

You can either use ready made buns that you can buy at bakery shops if you want to have a quick and simple brunch meal.

If you prefer handmade good, soft, fluffy buns ,prepare some handmade bread dough on your own if you have time. You can freeze the bread dough if you cannot finish them.

I prefer to have toasted round buns with freshly opened up canned tomato sardines, garnish with fresh iceberg lettuce !

How to Prepare Sardine Buns

  • This recipe was originally made with tuna flesh but I was out of tuna, so I replace the fillings with canned tomato sardine.

  • Remove the sardine tiny bones and mash up the sardines with a fork.

  • Then, mix with chopped onions, red chilies (de-seeded), ginger and chili powder for a spicy flavor.

  • You can opt out the spicy ingredients if your kids can’t stand spicy food.

Handmade buns or Ready Made Buns

As for the handmade buns, the steps are almost the same as making breads, you need to allow some time for the dough to rise and bake.

It will take 1.5 hours for 2 bread dough rising and 45 minutes of baking time.

If you don’t have the patience to wait, might as well purchase those ready made buns at bakery shops, slice into halves, fill in the sardine fillings and start your breakfast or snack straight away.

You could cut down the hassle of waiting.

Alternatively, you can use overnight or left over white bread ( I use Gardenia brand ) to sandwich the sardine fillings.

Here is the recipe for Sardine Buns

Prep time: 10min
Bake time: 20 min
Yield: 21 buns

Dough Ingredients: ( optional )
500g bread flour
a pinch of salt
1 tbsp sugar
1pkt (11g) yeast
350ml water

Sardine filling;
(mix together in a bowl)
1 can sardine, flake well
1 large onion, sliced and chopped
1 red chilly ( de-seeded), chopped
1cm ginger, minced
1tbsp lemon juice
# salt and pepper
1/2 tsp chili powder

1 egg yolk 2 tsp oil

Method of making dough ( Can skip this step if buy store bought buns)

  • Put all dough ingredients into a bowl. Knead into a smooth dough.

  • Oil the bowl, place the dough into it and cover with damp cloth. Place on warm place to allow the dough to rise for 1 hr. ( at least double the size)

  • Punch down the dough on the floured surface. Roll into cylinder shape, cut 3cm pieces. Shape into ball for each piece.

  • Put back into bowl, leave for 5 min. Then take out each piece, flatten with rolling pin.

  • Make 10cm circles.

How to make the Sardine Buns

  • Place 1 tsp of sardine fillings in the center of the dough. Seal up the bun like a “pau” by gathering the edges and seal it up.

  • Place the buns, pleated side down on the baking sheet.

  • Cover with damp cloth for 30min.

  • Preheat oven. Brush each buns with egg yolk.

  • Bake for 20min until golden brown.

  • If you are using ready made buns, just fill up the sardine fillings in the center of the bun, toast in the oven and eat while warm.

Do share with me your recipes.

Do you buy fresh sardines or canned sardines?
Do you prefer spicy or tomato sardines?
I would love to learn from yours.

More recipes from peachpurple

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Peachpurple is a homemaker, ventures in baking,cooking,handmade crafts and writes at Hubpages,Personapaper under the same username.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
12th Jul 2015 (#)

Probably would not have sardine buns for breakfast at my house but maybe lunch.

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author avatar Retired
13th Jul 2015 (#)

Thanks for sharing these recipes. I may try it too

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author avatar WOGIAM
13th Jul 2015 (#)

I usually prepare sardine sandwiches which are delicious, i would give this recipe a try. Thank you.

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author avatar peachpurple
13th Jul 2015 (#)

Yes light lunch would be nice

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