Bay laurel is a type of bay leaf that is used for its aromatic flavor. It is commonly used in cooking to flavor soups, stews, and braises. Bay leaves have a distinctive flavor and fragrance that is floral with an earthy herbal flavor that is somewhat similar to thyme.
Uses: Add bay leaves to your wet dishes such as curries, soups, and braises when the liquids are added at the start of the cooking process. Remove from the dish before serving.