Can you use whole peppercorns?
Beside this, can you cook with whole peppercorns?
With whole peppercorns you will eventually bite into one, giving a burst of peppery goodness. This works only if the dish is to be cooked enough to soften the corns. I love to do this in soups and meatloafs. It could also work in casseroles.
Secondly, do whole peppercorns soften when cooked? However, peppercorns do not soften when cooked, so you need to take them out when you are done cooking. It is not pleasant to bite into a whole peppercorn.
Beside above, is Whole black pepper the same as peppercorns?
Peppercorns are the fruit of the pepper plant, but each type are processed differently. Black peppercorns are picked when almost ripe and sun-dried, turning the outer layer black. Ground peppercorns produce the spice we call pepper. Green peppercorns are simply under-ripe peppercorn berries.
Can I use pepper instead of peppercorns?
For every 8 peppercorns called for, use 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper in its place. If the recipe calls for you to measure the peppercorns out with a measuring spoon, replace them measure for measure with ground black pepper. For example, 1 teaspoon of peppercorns would be replaced with 1 teaspoon of ground pepper.