best way to grind poppy seeds if you don't have a poppy seed grinder?
I'm trying to make Hungarian poppy seed roll/nut rolls. I bought 4 pounds of poppy seed and all the recipes I'm finding say to "grind" the poppy seed into a paste. What is the best way to do this? Thanks!!
Spice or coffee (used just for spices) grinder..if not, you might try a blender using the puree speed or even a food processor, although you might have to add a bit of water to get it going.
I've never heard of the seeds being ground into a paste and don't know if that's even possible. Typically they're ground and then boiled with milk and sugar, with vanilla and lemon zest added toward the end. That' a basic poppy seed filling used in Hungarian palacinta, kifli, and strudel as well.
Suggest you use a blender or better yet a coffee mill. Mortar and pestle works fine as well.