Panem et Circenses

Panem et Circenses

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Poppy Seed Egg Bread

Ingredients:  Poppy Seeds, Milk, Butter, Eggs, Bread Flour, Salt, Gluten, Sugar, and Yeast.

I have discovered that I love to go shopping for new ingredients to fill my cupboards.  Last night I spent some time at the store looking at the various spices available. Many of these spices have never tickled my taste buds and I am very excited to continue my collection of these fabulous flavors over the next few months. Saffron continues to intrigue me.  I have no idea what it tastes like, but considering that it costs a couple hundred dollars per ounce I am very excited to one day bake my Saffron Challah.  After spending some time reading through my recipe book and pawing through spices at the store I came up with a genius idea to just grow these ingredients myself.  I have now bought several packages of seeds to begin growing various herbs in my own house.  My herbs include: dill, parsley, lemon balm, spearmint, lavender, and rosemary.  I am going to have to look and see if I can find saffron seeds somewhere.

I have not had a chance to taste my Poppy Seed Bread yet, but it looks amazing.

2 comments:

  1. Saffron is not grown from seeds but from bulbs. I recommend this book: The Bountiful Container by McGee and Stuckey, published by Workman, 2002.
    It contains info on where to purchase the bulbs, and how to grow it, as well as many other herbs.

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  2. Thank you! I think growing my own saffron will be a very fun adventure indeed.

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