ground dried bay leaf

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  1. samschaperow

    samschaperow

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    Who here uses it?  I'd think if it can be ground very very finely, that maybe it would lose any textural disadvantage over whole dried bay, while dispersing flavor more efficiently.

    Sam Schaperow
     
  2. foodpump

    foodpump

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    Any European butcher can tell you that ground bay leaf is used in many sausage preparations.

    I don't use it in cooking, and I don't use dried bay leaves.

    I have a shrub of true bay right in my garden.  Grows easy and it is very hardy.

    Difference is like night and day
     
  3. phatch

    phatch Moderator Staff Member

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    I use it. Buy in small quantities as it loses flavor fairly quickly. It's available commercially from vendors like Spices Etc. or Penzeys.
     
  4. koukouvagia

    koukouvagia

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    Wouldn't use it myself. 
     
  5. ishbel

    ishbel

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    I only use fresh or dried bay leaf.
     
  6. french fries

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    I only use fresh bay leaves. Mostly because I have a bay leaf tree in my backyard, so it's convenient.