I have been using them in soups and casseroles in the fresh form.
I prefer them fresh, but dried some of them so that they are not wasted and so I have some in the coming months when I need them.
This is how I dried the bay leaves….
First I picked off the leaves that were in good condition.
I washed and thoroughly dried each individual leaf.
I laid each leaf on a baking tray and put in an oven (66 degrees Celsius /150 degrees Fahrenheit) for 40 mins.
The leaves will curl a little and become brittle.
I removed them from the oven.
When they were completely cooled, I remove them from the tray and stored in an airtight glass container.
I think that I will have enough leaves for the next 6 months of cooking.