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Old 04-10-2013, 12:56 PM   #1
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Substitute for caraway seeds?

Hi folks. This is my first post so be patient and kind.

My way hates the flavor of anise. I am planning on doing a batch of rye bread and it calls for caraway seeds. I know that you can use fennel, but its the same flavor. A friend suggested sesame seeds, its kind of a neutral taste.

Any ideas?

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Old 04-10-2013, 02:06 PM   #2
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Nothing will match the flavor of caraway. You could just make it with no seeds at all.
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Old 04-10-2013, 02:23 PM   #3
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Welcome to DC! Not similar to caraway, would be put dill seed instead of the caraway. There is another seed (it is black, the name escapes me--often used in Kosher bread-making).
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Dried onion flakes or minced onion e.g.-
McCormick Onion, Granulated 18oz 510g $11.49USD - Spice Place
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http://www.mccormick.com.au/~/media/...lakes-70g.ashx
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Old 04-10-2013, 02:38 PM   #5
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I personally don't find caraway to be similar to fennel, but I like both.
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Id just leave it out and not sub
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There is another seed (it is black, the name escapes me--often used in Kosher bread-making).
Nigella seeds?

I'd divide my loaf and put my test seeds in half of it and nothing in the other half and have a taste off. =)
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Charnushka (Nigella Sativa)-
Tiny, black, smoky flavored seeds found atop Jewish rye bread in New York. Used in Armenia, Lebanon, Israel, and India. Also referred to as black caraway or kalonji, charnushka is used heavily in garam masala.
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Nigella seeds?

I'd divide my loaf and put my test seeds in half of it and nothing in the other half and have a taste off. =)
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Hello, welcome!
You could try Cumin seeds instead. not aniseed flavor at all of course but very tasty. Seeds of some kind will give texture. Poppy seeds would be nice or pumpkin seeds are great but use fewer if you go with this option though as they are bigger.
Good luck anyhow.
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