Bay Leaf - Ground
Bay Leaves have a strong fragrance, but a more subtle flavor. Raw, they are pungent and bitter, but cooked, they are lightly floral and aromatic.
Use in soups, stews, seafoods, puddings and custards. Use ground bay leaves in place of whole to avoid picking them out of your soup later. For a slightly different flavor, ground bay leaves can be substituted for thyme.
*1 oz = approximately 3 heaping Tablespoons