Have my poppyseeds expired?
I bought 2 cups of Whole Blue Dutch poppyseeds about 6 months ago, hoping to bake Markus Farbinger's Poppyseed Torte, an espresso-flavored, poppyseed and meringue-filled Viennese torte.
I didn't get around to baking the torte, but am thinking about doing so today.
I just realized that poppyseeds are supposed to be refrigerated; but, I've held them at room temperature. The bags have never been opened, however.
Question: Are my poppyseeds still "good"? Is there some way to test them before using them? It's a rather involved process to make this torte and I don't want to spend 4+ hours making it if my poppyseeds have lost their mojo.