Organic Poppy Seed (ounce)
These poppy seeds are nutty and slightly sweet with a smoky aroma. Poppy seeds can be ground down using a special grinder specifically designed for them to form a paste that is excellent in sweets and on breads. A paste that is used in filling breads can be made from ground poppy seeds, butter or milk, and sugar.
Lemon and poppy seed are always an excellent combination. These two elements combined in a crepe and topped off with a blueberry sauce are a perfect breakfast food. You can also combine both the flavor of lemon and poppy seed to make delicious cakes, breads, cookies, or cupcakes. Any baking venture can be made brighter with these flavors.
They are an essential ingredient in the Japanese spice blend Shichimi Togarashi. In northern India, some cooks use ground poppy seeds to help thicken up soups and stews. Poppy seeds are also incredibly popular in salad dressings and with vegetable dishes. You may even find them in some fancy fruit salads.
While poppy seeds are difficult to grind just dry roast them first and then you can stick them in your spice grinder or spice mill. This is also one spice that due to their high oil content (and although the oil is relatively stable while the seed is intact) you can refrigerate or freeze them and it will slow the oxidation process and prolong the life of the seed.