*Our Laurel Bay Leaves are now ground! Our jars hold more bay leaves than the larger containers did, plus you can use the ground leaves in more versatile ways than the whole leaves. Read on for examples!*
Our ground Laurel Bay Leaf is a pure expression of the savory, herbal flavor of the bay leaf. Sourced from the rocky Mediterranean coastline of Turkey, dried and ground into a powder, it's a versatile alternative to whole bay leaves.
Use sparingly (1/8th teaspoon is approximately equivalent to 1 whole leaf) in soups, stews and as a rub for roasted meats and veggies.
- Origin: Denizli, Turkey
- Process: Sun-dried
- Ingredients: 100% laurel bay leaves, ground (Laurus nobilis)
- Tasting notes: Eucalyptus • Menthol • Pine
- Scoop 1/4-1/2 teaspoon into your chili, soup or stew early in the recipe
- Add depth with a sprinkling in your pickling jar
- Mix into your meat and veggie rubs, batters and cocktails
- Pairs well with: Wild Mountain Cumin, Desert Fennel, Zanzibar Peppercorns
- bay leaves
I wanted to try this in a Cuban rice and beans recipe. I had always omitted the laurel before. When the spice arrived it didn’t smell like much but I still used it in the recipe. The ground laurel made entire pot of rice and beans taste bitter, and we threw it out. I don’t see myself using this in anything else. Perhaps I am just unaware of how to use it. Everything else I’ve ever ordered from Burlap and Barrel has been exceptional!
Most bay leaves have no smell or flavor. This powder has such a wonderful smell and taste. I will never go back to dried bay leaves
a little goes a long way. this powder helped me love bay. It also opens the realm of where the seasoning can be added--not just in broths! But it is mighty intense and a pinch will really do you.
I am truly enjoying Laurel Ground Bay Leaf. I frequently cook with bay leaf, so I was pretty excited to try this spice. It did not disappoint. I started with the recommended 1/8 in my stew and added a bit more. The dish was too intense as a result. After playing around with the amount, I’m starting to get a feel for how much to add. I start with 1/8 and add & taste. I recently made retried black beans. OMG, the bay leaf took the dish over top!! So delicious and my tacos were so flavorful.
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