Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Word of the Week: Poppy Seeds

I have been trying to get my hands on Poppy Seeds for more than a year. Today, thanks to a dear friend from Perth, I got more than 200g of this precious ingredient! It is a prohibited item in Singapore - silly as it sounds - because these oil seeds come from the opium Poppy. But these dried seeds are primarily for culinary uses, as a spice, a thickener, a garnish, or a condiment. They are used in many baked goods and desserts. You need more than 3,300 seeds to make one gram! Here's more of what's said about poppy seeds on this packaging.

Next post: Sticky Lemon and Poppy Seed Cake

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