Poppy seed is an ancient spice. They have a crisp texture and nut-like flavour. They are customary in flavoured bread, cakes, rolls and cookies. Poppy seeds are often sprinkled on top of dishes, used as garnish or as a spice with cheese, eggs, pie crust, salad, cookies, cakes, bread, pastries, salads, sauce, curries, sauces for meat and fish, vegetables and noodles.
How to Use:
They can be thrown right into many recipes including breads, cakes and muffins. Poppy seed bagels are quite common. Incorporate poppy seeds into everyday cooking. Whole poppy seeds can be sprinkled on salads, used in salad dressings and on pasta and vegetables. Sprinkling on fish or other meats may also be desirable. Their texture often gives a little something extra to many otherwise standard recipes.