The Coriander seeds are produced by the flowers put out by the Coriandrum sativum plant, an annual herb that is known as cilantro and is commonly found in Asia, North Africa, as well as North and South America. Coriander seeds is used in cooling a wide variety of dishes.
Try this delicious Coriander Seed Bundt Cake.
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 3 large eggs, room temperature
- 1 large egg yolk, room temperature
- 3 1/3 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 18 Tbsp unsalted butter, slightly softened
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 Tbsp whole coriander seeds, toasted and ground, or simply ground
- 3 Tbsp powdered sugar
- 1 tsp whole untoasted coriander seed, ground, or purchased ground coriander seed
- Position the rack in the lower third of the oven and preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a 12-cup Bundt pan with baking spray that contains flour, or thoroughly grease and flour it.
- Mix the buttermilk with the water and vanilla and set aside.
- Mix the eggs and yolk together in a measuring pitcher and set it aside.
- Whisk the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda together in a bowl large enough to do this job thoroughly - whisking not only combines the ingredients, it fluffs up the flour so that it blends more easily into the batter which in turn prevents over mixing. Set this aside.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the sugar, butter, and ground coriander on medium high speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Very gradually pour the eggs into the bowl in a thin steady stream taking 1 to 1 1/2 minutes in total.
- On low speed, starting and ending with the flour mixture, add the flour in three additions, alternating with the buttermilk mixture in two additions. Scrape the bowl as necessary and mix only enough to incorporate each addition.
- Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and spread it evenly. Bake until a skewer inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, 50 to 55 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through the baking. Cool the cake in the pan on a rack for about 10 minutes before inverting it on a rack to finish cooling. To serve, mix ground coriander with powdered sugar and sift over the top.