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Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by koukouvagia, Mar 13, 2018.
What else do you use them for besides lemon poppy seed cakes, muffins, or scones?
throw at weddings.....
I don't use them for anything beyond what you use them for. (Especially throw at weddings as per sgsvirgil. WAIT! Wasn't that SUPPOSED TO BE RICE?) But, According to Google, Eastern European food uses poppy seeds lots. Indian food too. Well, have fun exploring!
Old World Poppy Seed Rolls.
Recipes from Food and Wine
Put them in a spice grinder, then make ice cream.
Made a poppy seed roll years ago..had a 1/4 cup leftover in a jar for ages..thought I'd just toss them out the kitchen window..
In the spring..I'd be damned if they didn't grow like crazy!!.. papaver somniferum too!
Bread, bagels, poppy seed filling for pastries and cookies
What about savoury food? Can I make a poppy crusted chicken breast?
They're used a lot in Indian cooking as was mentioned above, basically as a sauce thickener (the pale/beige kind; not sure how appetising an almost black sauce would be!)
An added bonus of using nuts, seeds etc. as thickeners (compared to cornstarch etc) is that they actually have flavour!
They have a really nice toasted grain flavour, which you really only get when you're having large quantities of crushed grains, as opposed to having a few sprinkled on a pastry where you can barely taste them.
They also use them in pastry fillings together with jaggery (raw sugar) and dessicated coconut which I find to be an incredibly symbiotic combination.
In the past, with really fresh poppy seeds, I have used a spice grinder, which wound up producing a tapenade. I then brushed it on the chicken before cooking.
Salad Dressing Miss KK, MMM! I like mine on the creamy side (just add some mayo), but you can do a vinaigrette type.