I did it. I bit the bullet. And I’m glad.
I’d been debating whether or not I wanted to buy some cardamom. I’d been looking through a few recipes for chai cupcakes and I also came across a recipe for clementine pound cakes. Both of them call for the spice.
I’ve never used it before, so I had no clue what it smelled or tasted like, but I love chai tea, so I figured it couldn’t be too bad.
I went off to my usual grocery store in search for some.
It wasn’t hard to find. Right there in the spice aisle, filed under C.
I was hoping to purchase a small bottle since I wasn’t sure how much I would use, but all they had were the larger ones. I winced when I saw the price. $12.97!
Yikes! I barely pay that much for an entire meal!
So I put it down and walked away.
I couldn’t get the recipes out of my mind, however. And I’d come across a few others that called for cardamom, so the other day I did it.
I made the purchase.
And yesterday…. I used it to make the clementine pound cake that I’d come across. I opened the bottle up and sniffed right away. Yum! It’s got a sweet smell that would seem like it would go well with the clementines. Whew. Money well spent! The pound cakes are awesome. I actually made individual ones in muffin tins, and then glazed them with a honey/butter mixture.
Then today… I used it to make the chai cupcakes. I followed the recipe exactly since I’d never made them before, and I’m really happy with how they turned out. I chose to ice mine with a honey buttercream frosting that I found from this site. Good choice! 🙂
Wonder what I can make next?