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Poppy Seeds

Poppy seeds are like tiny hard grains. The Western type is slate blue; the Indian type, off-white. Both are kidney-shaped. The blue seeds average 1mm in length, while the white seeds are somewhat smaller.

Poppy Seeds are a classic addition to buttered egg noodles, fruit salad dressings, and fragrant yeast breads. Poppy Seeds add nutty flavor and texture to cookies, cakes, breads, muffins, strudels pastry crusts, and pancake and waffle batters. In Turkey, poppy seeds are quite often used in desserts. In India they are often ground and used to thicken sauces.

The scent of a poppy seed is quite a delicate sweetish aroma which is brought out by roasting or baking. The flavour of a poppy seed is mild until heated, then it becomes nutty, with sweet-spicy under-tones.

Poppies are native to Mediterranean regions, India, China, Turkey, and Iran. Today, Holland and Canada are the main producers of poppy seeds.

Years ago, it was not uncommon for family members of the deceased to place poppy seeds at a gravesite to keep vampires busy counting seeds rather than preying on their relatives.

Relevant Recipes for Poppy Seeds

Recipe Names

  1. Crab Tortelloni With Scallions And Poppy Seeds
  2. Crab Tortelloni With Scallions And Poppy Seeds
  3. Noodles With Honey And Poppy Seeds
  4. Noodles With Poppy Seeds And Peas

Recipe Ingredients

  1. Almond Poppy Seed Bread
  2. Alpine Baked Pasta
  3. Anthony's Fish Grotto Cole Slaw Dressing
  4. Appetizers - Ham Biscuits
  5. Apple And Poppy Seed Cake Scented With Lemon
  6. Apple Crostini With Fontina
  7. Apricot 'n' Poppy Seed Cookies
  8. Apricot And Poppy Seed Muffins
  9. Aresalu
  10. Avocado And Grapefruit Salad With Poppy Seed Dressing
  11. Baked Smoked Salmon and Feta Cheese En Croute
  12. Banana Poppy Seed Muffins
  13. Banana Shwe Gye Cake - {Burmese Semolina Cake}
  14. Bean Pasta Primavera
  15. Beef Vindaloo
  16. Beef Vindaloo
  17. Beer Poppyseed Cake
  18. Beer-Cheese Bits
  19. Bhakar Wadi (Spicy Gram Flour Snack)
  20. Bhumi Battakh (duck) Mughlai
  21. Bhumi Battakh (duck) Mughlai 1
  22. Bialys
  23. Big Apple Bagels
  24. Biriani - Delhi, India
  25. Biryani - Delhi, India
  26. Black Maharashtrian Masala (kala Masala)
  27. Blueberry Brunch Cake
  28. Blueberry Poppy Seed Coffeecake
  29. Bread Sticks - {Grissini}
  30. Brie Pinwheel
  31. Carrot & Zucchini Julienne
  32. Carrot Raisin Salad
  33. Carrot Slaw
  34. Cheese Chili Bites
  35. Cheese Crisps
  36. Cheese Supper Bread
  37. Chettinad Pepper Chicken (Koli Milagu Masala)
  38. Chicago Style Hot Dogs
  39. Chicken Biryani
  40. Chicken Chettinad
  41. Chicken Korma
  42. Chicken Korma - 6
  43. Chicken Korma - 7
  44. Chicken Kurma (Sista)
  45. Chicken Salad Asian-Style
  46. Chicken, Avocado, Orange, Nectarine Salad W Citrus Yogurt
  47. City Restaurant's Poppy Seed Cake
  48. Classic Chicago Hot Dog
  49. Coco Pista Pasand (coconut Pistachio Sweetmeat)
  50. Coconut Corn Curry
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