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Cornmeal, Parmesan, and Poppy Seed Crackers

11/10/2010 Comments off

Cornmeal, Parmesan, and Poppy Seed Crackers

You won’t believe how easy it is to make your own crackers and you’ll feel great knowing that you can pronounce all of the ingredients. Crunchy cornmeal combined with the umami savoriness of Parmesan makes these true crowd pleasers. They’re neutral enough to pair well with cheese, but flavorful enough to stand alone. The dough is sturdy and easy to work with. Feel free to experiment by adding spices, herbs, or different types of cheese. Read more…

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Orange Poppy Seed Tart With Cream Cheese

Poppy seeds are widely used in cooking the world over. Neither sweet nor savoury, they add a delicious nuttiness and texture to many dishes. They often feature prominently in desserts and traditional, ritual dishes such as Kalach, an East Slavic bread. The poppy seed roll is also a popular food and variations can be found in Hungarian, Czech, German and Polish cooking, to mention just a few.

Although there are approximately 90 different types of poppy, did you know that the one that is commonly cultivated to provide poppy seeds for cooking is the same variety – Papaver somniferum – that is also used for opium? But no, you can’t get high eating poppy seeds.
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Categories: Poppy Seeds - Recipes