Munchies & Minis | Zultail Onion Rolls

Zultail Onion Rolls inspired by D&D's City of Crimmor. Recipe by The Gluttnous Geek.

Welcome back, Geeky Gluttons, to another episode of Munchies & Minis!

For those just joining us, Munchies & Minis is my tabletop RPG-inspired live cooking show. Once a week, I make a snack or meal to pair with a side of dice rolls. You can catch me on Twitch (unless indicated otherwise on social media) Wednesday nights at 7 pm EST.

Last time I posted recipes for three cocktail recipes from Jason Anarchy Games‘ Drinking Quest: Old Habits. In this week’s video, we return to D&D’s Faerun and explore the city of Crimmor with a recipe for some onion-stuffed rolls inspired by The Zultail club!

City of Caravans

In this post, we reference Dragon Magazine’s article on the Amnish city of Crimmor from issue #334. Located in the crossroads of several trade routes, Crimmor has a little of something from everywhere for the curious adventurer. Today’s recipe for the Zultail’s Onion Rolls is no exception. In figuring out this recipe, I had to do a bit of backtracking.

The Zultail is a club “[n]amed for a mythical sly and mysterious wizard from the East, who in local tales settled in Crimmor centuries ago and played tricks on children.” Menu items are often “drowned in sticky-sweet shoodra sauce (a caramel-hued sugary concoction made from cooked- to-jelly oranges, mangoes, and pears) and crowned with too many cherries and berries, but standouts include velvety braised clam and mushrooms; lamb glazed in mustard- sugar and served on a bed of chicken liver stew; and hand-sized softbread rolls into which diced fried onions have been baked.”

“From the east” is pretty vague and could be anywhere from as close as Turmish (based on Persia) to the Shining Lands (based on India). Though I figured if the wizard lived centuries ago, it’s likely the owners of the Zultail have no idea either. So what’s the next best thing? Make something that seems exotic to the locals while also appealing to them.

Shoodra sauce seems very similar to Amba sauce — an originally Indian then made popular in the Mediterranean pickled mango condiment. Likewise, the other dishes and garnishes resonate in Turkish cuisine. 

So with that, I chose to make these stuffed rolls based on pogača — a stuffed yeast roll filled with pretty much anything you want. Next, I caramelized sweet onions in chai tea for a taste of the Shining Lands. Finally, since we want to give the Amnish (Spanish) locals some familiarity, I added a bit of paprika for a little kick to the mix.

Want to learn how to make Zultail Onion Rolls for your adventuring party? Watch the video or find out how to get the recipe card below!

Zultail Onion Rolls

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Zultail Onion Rolls inspired by D&D's City of Crimmor. Recipe by The Gluttonous Geek.

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