Where does Poppy Seed Bread come from?
Poppy seeds come form England.
If you walk out in a field of California poppies when the seed pods are ripe, you can actually hear the "pop" of the seed pods as they split - and the sudden split of the pod casts the seeds several feet in all directions. I assume other poppies do the same. Could this be the origin of the common name "poppy"?
The answer depends on what is meant by seeds. All wheat bread, both white and whole wheat, is made with the seeds of the wheat plant which are ground into flour. White bread is made with flour ground from seeds that have had the outer husk (bran) and germ removed. Whole wheat bread includes the bran and germ in the flour. Other types of bread have different sorts of whole or cracked seeds added to…
Separating a mixture of honey and poppy seed would be difficult, due to the viscosity of the honey. Much of the honey could be strained off, but in order to remove most of it, washing in a solvent, possibly water, would be required. This would render the remaining honey unusable, and damage the poppy seed.
Poppy seeds include several varieties of the plant from the opium poppy (Papaver somniferum) to several hundred varieties of ornamental poppies, both annual and perennial. The shopping aisle at your grocery store will provide poppy seeds for cooking. Garden shops and seed catalogues will provide the ornamental seeds for your garden. Interestingly the poppy seed for cooking from the grocery store or spice aisle is from the opium poppy.
Almonds, milk, poppy seeds, sugar and water are traditional ingredients for Lithuania's poppy seed milk. Specifically, pour boiling water over ground poppy seeds until the latter are covered completely. Blanch, peel and chop almonds before being gently stirred in with poppy seeds. Add sugar. Cool. Add milk.
The HyVee on 180th and Q sells the Vienna Poppy Seed Buns along with the relish and the Giardiniera. They also sell Vienna Italian Beef in the 2 pound tub frozen. The only thing is, it is hard to find a good Italian Roll that can hold the beef and juice without falling apart here. I know about Vienna Hot Dogs because I grew up working for a stand in Chicago, for my cousin. It…