Poppy Seed Pinwheels

Biskit Malih bil-Khishkhash

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Preparation info
  • Makes

    40 pieces

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in
Delights from the Garden of Eden

By Nawal Nasrallah

Published 2019

  • About

Bright-red corn poppies have been growing in abundance on the hillsides of the northern region of Iraq since time immemorial. In Thompson’s The Assyrian Herbal, a pharmaceutical monograph on Assyrian plant drugs, the narcotic quality of the poppy was recognized. It was recommended, for instance, as a soothing drug for toothache. A distinction has to be made between the opium poppy plant and the bright-red corn poppy. Opium extracted from the seed capsule latex of opium poppies contai