Black Cardamom Pods impart a sweet earthiness and smoky undertones to recipes they are added to. Black cardamom has a distinctly more smoky, though not bitter, aroma, than green cardamom, with a coolness some consider similar to mint. This difference between the two varieties mean that black cardamom is not generally considered a suitable substitute for green cardamom, particularly in sweet dishes. Black cardamom pods can be 4 to 6 times the size of the small pods of the green cardamom. Black cardamom is most often used whole, whereas green cardamom is commonly used in both whole and ground varieties.
Bay leaves are oval-shaped leaves from the Bay Laurel tree. They have a warm and pungent aroma with an aromatic and slightly bitter flavour. These are 100% Australian-grown Bay Leaves that are harvested at their peak and sun-dried to lock in their flavour and aroma.
This blend is made from our black and white sea salt flakes, they are used to flavour various recipes both savoury or sweet. Australian Sea salt is obtained using a more complex process than table salt, which includes evaporating seawater. Due to this process sea salt contains trace minerals and nutrients that table salt does not have.
Black salts are one of the most unique gourmet salts on the market, sourced from different corners of the earth, and each with their own distinct characteristics. Their bold flavours and dramatic colours make them perfect use as finishing salts, drink rimmers, and on food with contrasting colours.
Barberries are an important ingredient in Iranian cookery, and you’re most likely to find them in a Persian or Moroccan restaurant. Increasingly, they are now available to purchase as a dried product. Barberries keep very well and rehydrate within 10 minutes and can be added to slow cooked dishes or rice pilafs. Traditionally, they were highly valued for their high pectin levels and used extensively in jam and jelly making. Barberries have a wonderful tart lemon tangy flavour which adds zest and tartness to any dish and their vibrant red colour gives a warm hue and richness to dishes.
Basil is one of the most frequently used culinary herbs. It has a fresh and sweet aroma with hints of anise. It is crucial to Italian cooking, and often called for in French, Indian, Asian, and Greek cuisine as well. The fresh herb is commonly used in pesto.
Bay leaves are oval-shaped leaves from the Bay Laurel tree. They have a warm and pungent aroma with an aromatic and slightly bitter flavour. They are used in a wide variety of cuisines from around the world, from European to Indian and everything in between.
Sweet bell peppers are dehydrated ripe peppers, known to be less pungent than chillies with a much sweeter flavour. They impart a vibrant red colour & sweet flavour to many dishes where chillies are required but a more mild heat is desired. They are commonly used in Asian, Italian and Mexican dishes.
Bouquet Garni literally means garnish. Many variations exist for this blend. Our bouquet garni consists of an aromatic blend of thyme, parsley, marjoram & crushed bay leaves. Use our reusable muslin tea bags and add 2 tsp for a recipe for 4-6 people. This blend is strong enough for slow cooking. This gourmet collection of herbs is widely used in French provincial dishes.
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