Caraway and cheese give this savory biscotti a distinctly different flavor from your typical chocolate, fruit and nut biscotti recipes. Pair them with wine, coffee or strong black tea.
Caraway seeds are the fruit of the caraway plant. They are typically dried and used as a spice for their licorice- or anise-like flavor. Caraway seeds are often used in breads, made into a tisane
, includes in more exotic masala chai spice
mixes, or used to flavor Kumenkaffi
(also known as "caraway coffee") in Iceland.
Caraway for Health
Caraway seeds make a healthy tisane / "herbal tea
" when they are steeped. To maximize their flavor and health benefits, caraway seeds should be bruised with a mortar and pestle before steeping. Caraway infusions are traditionally used to treat intestinal parasites, colic in babies, urinary tract infections, appetite loss (particularly for chemotherapy patients), coughs, colds, bronchitis and fever, as well as to boost immunity, increase lactation and aid in some liver and gallbladder problems.
Also Known As: Carum carvi
, meridian fennel
, Persian cumin
Common Misspellings: carraway