Well, first off, I have to admit that I don’t know or use this spice, I had in fact to go buy it or borrow it, as it was part of my March Challange, buying it was out, so I had to ask different friends until I was able to borrow a little bit.
Now it became time to pick out a recipe, and I spent a bit of time looking and decided that I would go tradional and make Cardamon Bread, then what do I see, Mother’s Kitchen made my bread ;(
So back to the drawing board as they say.. her bread looked amazing.. So back to looking at recipes, and finally its friday and I still don’t know really what to make with this spice, I can’t wait to see what everyone else came up with and how they used it, because its clear to me that I don’t know how to use it..
So I made cookies.. Plain old yummy cookies, I took my basic Spice Cookie and made it like normal, but with my borrowed cardamon in it, and it is GOOD, different tasting then normal, but I like it.
So here is my recipe.
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup packed Brown Sugar
- 2 eggs (I used duck so it would in fact be close to three regular chicken eggs)
- Pinch of salt
- A couple tablespoons of leftover pear butter (but any kind of apple or mixed apple fruit sauce would work)
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tbsp of baking powder
- 1/2 tbsp of cinnamon, ginger, all-spice and Cardamon
Mix your butter and sugar together till well mixed, then add your eggs one at a time and mix well, then add your fruit sauce if you using it, mix well, then add all the dry together, and then mix, it was a firm dough, I rolled it, and then using a fork but a X on each one and baked for 12 to 14 min at 350 till crispy on the bottom, cool on a wire rack.
When we have rice pudding as a desert, I often add one or two cardamom pods to the milk to flavour it. Easy and delicious!
Thank you so much for this idea, I will give it a try for sure, That sounds just lovely! I will let you know what we think of it..
once you start using cardamom you really start to find new things to add it to. I love it, not too much or it will take over. last month when we made our cookies I had to use my coffee coffee grinder and I have to say I am not a fan of cardamom coffee, but baked goods I love with cardamom.